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Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?

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Although there's no cure for Parkinson's, there are treatments to help manage it. By identifying individual symptoms and setting a proper course of treatment, most people with the disease can live enjoyable, fulfilling lives.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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