Parkinson's Disease

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A doctor holds the hand of a patient with Parkinson's

The number of Americans living with Parkinson's disease is estimated to be about 930,000. There is currently no cure for this neurodegenerative disorder, but medications, exercise, and diet changes can help manage symptoms.

While a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is unquestionably upsetting, "you can still live many years without a disability," says Yale Medicine neurologist Sule Tinaz, MD.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.