If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD),  or is concerned about having PD, you have come to the right place for support and reliable information. 

Before you begin reading about Parkinson disease, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Parkinson disease symptoms vary greatly from person to person and it is not possible to predict how quickly PD will progress. 
  • PD itself is not a fatal disease and the average life expectancy is similar to that of people without the disease. 
  • There are many treatment options that can reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life of someone living with PD.
  • This website presents general information about PD symptoms and general treatment options which may help in discussion with your wellness team. Your symptoms and treatment will be unique to you.
  • Research continues to find a cause and a cure. 
 
Parkinson Association of Alberta is here to provide you with guidance and support to develop and manage a plan of action to help you live with PD. For more information, contact the Parkinson Association of Alberta office near you or our toll free PD Helpline at 1-877-243-9992.
 
We are here for you. 
 

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