Las Vegas, NV, April 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- “In observance of National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, ParentYourParents.com is providing visitors with valuable information and insight into this widespread disease,” announced Karen Frye, CFO and co-founder of ParentYourParents.com.
While approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. Symptoms may develop slowly, so years may pass before a diagnosis is made. The four major symptoms are:
1. Slowness of movement
2. Tremor of a limb at rest
3. Rigidity of the body
4. Poor balance
The incidence of Parkinson’s disease increases with age. However, nearly 4% of people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s before the age of 50.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s however there are a significant number of medications to help manage the symptoms. But they are costly. Medication costs for an individual person with Parkinson’s disease averages $2,500 per year and therapeutic surgery can cost up to $100,000 dollars per patient*.
“Our main goal with ParentYourParents.com is to educate our visitors on various senior related issues, illnesses and concerns. This month our focus on Parkinson’s disease will educate our visitors through articles and blog posts filled with information about Parkinson’s including helpful links and resources”, concluded Frye.
Visit ParentYourParents.com today for more information about Parkinson’s disease as well elder care information and resources.
About Us: ParentYourParents.com is an elder care information resource for adult children of aging parents, caregivers and seniors. Visitors will find information and providers across the country. ParentYourParents.com provides information on over 50 categories of senior related businesses and senior care services. In addition, visitors will find individual state and local provider directories, assistance programs, senior centers, helpful links and articles to help caregivers and seniors seeking information and elder care solutions.
*Source: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF)