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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on 04/17/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and AARP is happy to have The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research as a guest contributor. Check back throughout the month of April as the Foundation shares insight into the Parkinson’s research landscape, advice on living with Parkinson’s and shares next steps on what individuals can do to speed a cure. Learn more about Michael J. Fox and his return to television as he graces the cover of AARP the Magazine this month.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.  It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States.

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You can learn more about the disease and get your questions answered during AARP’s “Ask The Experts” Live Chat with Mark Frasier, PhD, and Maurizio Facheris, MD, MS of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research this Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. ET.  Submit your questions in advance.

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