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Parkinson’s disease

Rebecca Brown

Tina Scafetta

Kelly Walker



Parkinson’s disease is an illness that affects the nerve cells and has numerous physical symptoms that occur on many different levels. There are different types of Parkinson’s disease with each individual suffering at varying degrees of symptoms. Parkinson’s disease has been diagnosed in both young adults and the elderly. Parkinson’s patients suffer from symptoms that can range from being a mere nuisance to life threatening due to combined complications.

I. History of Parkinson’s (Cheri Lewis)




2.) Transmission of Parkinson’s disease (Tina Scafetta)

A.) What causes Parkinson`s?

B.) What are the symptoms?

C.)How it is transmitted?

3.) Affected Populations (Kelly Walker)

A.) Affected population on the 1920s

B.)Parkinson’s disease on the United States and other countries. Within the United States alone, over 50,000 people are diagnosed with some form of Parkinson’s disease.

C.) Parkinson’s disease with and without dementia Based on Investigation.

4.) Treatments for Parkinson’s disease (Rebecca Brown)

A.) There is not one exact cure for Parkinson’s disease; in fact there is no known cure, only treatment of symptoms.

B.) Long term dependency on medication such as Sentiment that controls the level of dopamine within the brain. Sentiment actually triggers the brain to stimulate the production of dopamine which will result in fewer tremors for the individual.

C.)Physical therapy/exercising helps to keep muscles loose and continue movement, reversing the effects of “locking up” of Parkinson’s patients muscles. Experimental treatments have not been ruled out in treating Parkinson’s patients. Along with millions of dollars being raised yearly through fundraisers,...