April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Named for the physician who first described it in 1817, Parkinson’s disease, or PD, is degenerative disorder of the central nervous system and typically affects motor functions. The disease manifests itself with tremors or twitching, rigid limbs, slow motor movements and instability when standing or walking. Other symptoms include cognitive impairments, including memory loss, dementia and psychosis. Symptoms progressively get worse over time.
Other items that may interest you