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1. The first symptom of Parkinson’s is a tremor.

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While a slight shaking in a finger, thumb or hand is a sign of Parkinson’s, other early signs include small handwriting, loss of smell and trouble sleeping. Learn more early warning signs of Parkinson’s.

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You’re right! While a slight shaking in a finger, thumb or hand is a sign of Parkinson’s, other early signs include small handwriting, loss of smell and trouble sleeping. Learn more early warning signs of Parkinson’s.

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2. Which specialists should a person with Parkinson’s regularly visit?

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It’s important to have all of these specialists in your care team. Learn more about building a care team.

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It’s important to have all of these specialists in your care team. Learn more about building a care team.

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It’s important to have all of these specialists in your care team. Learn more about building a care team.

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Great job! You understand the importance of having many specialists on your care team. Click here if you want to learn more.

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3. Parkinson’s disease only affects senior citizens.

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In fact, Young Onset Parkinson’s occurs in people younger than age 50, and affects about 4 percent of the one million people with PD in the United States. Visit Parkinson.org/YOPD to learn more.

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Great job! Young Onset Parkinson’s occurs in people younger than age 50, and affects about 4 percent of the one million people with PD in the United States. Visit Parkinson.org/YOPD to learn more.

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4. How many people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year in the United States?

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There are actually 60,000 people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. We have materials to help people who have just received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed.

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There are actually 60,000 people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. We have materials to help people who have just received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed.

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You’re right! Each year, 60,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We have materials to help people who have just received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed.

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There are actually 60,000 people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. We have materials to help people who have just received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed.

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5. Knowing if you have a genetic link to Parkinson’s can help tell if your children might develop the disease.

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Knowing you have a genetic link to Parkinson’s disease can help tell if your children might develop it as well. If you’re interested in getting tested, PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease is a national initiative that offers genetic testing for clinically relevant Parkinson's-related genes and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s. Learn more or enroll at Parkinson.org/PDGENEration.

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Knowing you have a genetic link to Parkinson’s disease can help tell if your children might develop it as well. PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease is a national initiative that offers genetic testing for clinically relevant Parkinson's-related genes and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s. Learn more or enroll at Parkinson.org/PDGENEration.

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6. How many veterans are living with Parkinson’s in the United States?

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease. There are many resources available to veterans with Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/Veterans.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease. There are many resources available to veterans with Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/Veterans.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease. There are many resources available to veterans with Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/Veterans.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease. There are many resources available to veterans with Parkinson’s. Learn more at Parkinson.org/Veterans.

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7. Parkinson’s only involves physical symptoms.

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement. But in addition to motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor, stiffness and postural instability, most people develop other health problems related to Parkinson's. These symptoms are diverse and collectively known as non-motor symptoms. Learn more.

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That’s right! Parkinson’s disease (PD) is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement. But in addition to motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor, stiffness and postural instability, most people develop other health problems related to Parkinson's. These symptoms are diverse and collectively known as non-motor symptoms. Learn more.

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8. Which type of exercise helps with Parkinson’s symptoms?

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All of these exercises can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

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All of these exercises can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

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All of these exercises can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

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Great job! All of these exercises can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

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9. What percent of Parkinson’s cases are caused by genetics?

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Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors are the cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD). 10% of Parkinson’s cases have a genetic cause. Learn more about the causes of Parkinson’s.

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That’s right! Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors are the cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Scientists continue to study genetic links to Parkinson’s and have identified dozens of gene mutations linked to the disease. Learn more.

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Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors are the cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD). 10% of Parkinson’s cases have a genetic cause. Learn more about the causes of Parkinson’s.

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Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors are the cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD). 10% of Parkinson’s cases have a genetic cause. Learn more about the causes of Parkinson’s.

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10. How many people with Parkinson’s disease receive hospital care each year?

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Over 300,000 people with Parkinson’s experience a hospitalization every year, for planned or unplanned reasons. Make sure you’re prepared by getting your Aware in Care hospitalization kit here.

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Over 300,000 people with Parkinson’s experience a hospitalization every year, for planned or unplanned reasons. Make sure you’re prepared by getting your Aware in Care hospitalization kit here.

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Over 300,000 people with Parkinson’s experience a hospitalization every year, for planned or unplanned reasons. Make sure you’re prepared by getting your Aware in Care hospitalization kit here.

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That’s correct! Over 300,000 people with Parkinson’s experience a hospitalization every year, for planned or unplanned reasons. Make sure you’re prepared by getting your Aware in Care hospitalization kit here.

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