Please join us on our journey to spread awareness and provide life enhancing services to Parkinson's patients and their loved ones in Nebraska. Because together, the journey of Parkinson's is A Journey Shared.
Parkinson's Nebraska is committed to helping people at the local level to gain the knowledge and access the services you, your family and your caregivers need. And like most things, the more you know about Parkinson's, the better your journey.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological syndrome that progresses over time. Since it is a movement disorder, it impacts a person's ability to participate in routine tasks such as writing, walking and other activities of daily living. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include rigid muscles, slowness of movement, loss of balance, tremors and soft speech.
More than 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. Though people with Parkinson's disease are typically older, one in every 10 people diagnosed is under the age of 40. The experience of living with Parkinson's disease is different for each person affected, and while medications can help suppress symptoms, none have been shown to slow or stop the disease from progressing. However, remaining active through exercise can greatly increase a person's ability to maintain independence and participate in the things they enjoy. We are committed to helping patients and loved ones cope, and to offer help in maintaining your quality of life.
That is why we work hard every day to connect people with Parkinson's to the resources in their community. The exercise classes, support groups, and education we provide helps improve the lives across the state of Nebraska.
Join us on our journey to spread awareness and provide life enhancing services to Parkinson's patients and their loved ones in Nebraska. Because together, the journey of Parkinson's is A Journey Shared.
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