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Is There a Parkinson's Disease Cure?


Updated February 23, 2009

Question: Is There a Parkinson's Disease Cure?
Answer: There is no Parkinson's disease cure yet, but it can be treated.

Claims that Parkinson's disease (PD) can be cured are often touted by ‘medical’ charlatans who want your money and who are willing to rob you when you are at your most vulnerable. Unfortunately, to date no cure has been found for PD. On the other hand, dramatic progress has been made in identifying ways in which progression of the disease can be slowed and symptoms of the disease can be effectively managed so that many decades of relatively normal life is possible when you have PD.


Stewart A Factor, DO and William J Weiner, MD. (eds) Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management: Second Edition Edited by 2008 Demos Medical Publishing.

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