The condition is known as Parkinson’s Disease.

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One of the most degenerative illnesses that can come to a human being is that of Parkinson’s Disease. It is generally believed to be something that afflicts older adults, but it can strike at any age. As it is a degenerative disease, that, ultimately, means the sufferer will need to have some  Live in Care Gloucester company to provide them with additional support as the condition progresses.

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Parkinson’s disease is not a new illness. We have been aware of it since the early 1800s. It was first recorded by Dr James Parkinson as a “shaking palsy” due to the symptom of uncontrollable shaling muscles. It is more common in males than females, but this does not mean that it limits itself to just one side of the gender. The onset is mainly from the over 50’s onwards, but it can start to show before that.

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At the moment, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. All that can be done is to try and lessen the symptoms that the sufferer feels. This can meet with limited success. Particular drugs that can reduce dopamine levels in the brain can improve things, but as the disease progresses, they become less effective. Diet can also make something of an impact, and electrodes to the brain have been effective in restoring some lost brain functions, but this is still a new field.

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