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Parkinson's Disease

As we learn Parkinson's disease degenerative brain disorder that typically appears after 50, but can occur in younger adults. Parkinson's disease develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease vary from person to person. Early signs may be subtle and can go unnoticed for months or years (mayo clinic). Symptoms typically begin on one side of the body and usually remain worse on that side. Tremor, slow motion rigid muscles, impaired posture and balance, loss of automatic movements, speech change and dementia are some of the symptoms of this disease (pdf.org). Parkinson's disease has no cure but it can be treated. Treatment is different for every person, and the type of treatment needed may change as the disease progresses (pdf.org).Parkinson's Disease is both chronic and progressive. When left untreated, the disorder will get worse until a person is totally disabled. PD may lead to deterioration of all brain functions, and an early death (mayo clinic).Parkinson is a very challenging disease first of all because there is no cure and second because all the severe symptoms that it may develop.

This project has made us work together as a team and learn something new. What we did for this project was, we divided the same amount of material for both and then I look up information for my part and my partner did the same thing, after looking for information I put my information in PowerPoint slides when both of us were done we meet and we went over all the information to see if we had everything. We also fix our presentation and we practice what we were going to say in class, for the presentation. Even though we had an idea about what Parkinson's disease was we didn't know how many people this disease was affecting and how severe could the symptoms could be, also we didn't know that there was no cure but at least there is treatment for the symptoms.

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