Jersey City, NJ, April 19, 2017 – April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Alaris Health aims to promote awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and recognize all of its neurologists who care for people with the disease.
Parkinson’s disease, also known as PD, is a neurodegenerative brain disorder in which the brain over time stops producing dopamine, an important neurotransmitter. The lack of dopamine causes a person with PD to slowly lose the ability to regulate his or her movements, body and emotions. In most people, it usually progresses slowly and can take years for symptoms to develop.
Although the disease itself isn’t fatal, there are many complications that can result from it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessed such complications as the 14th cause of death in the United States.
Though there is currently no cure for the disease, neurologists are crucial to working with people with Parkinson’s disease to help treat and manage their symptoms to provide them with the highest quality of life possible. Each year, neurologists caring for people with PD save approximately 4,600 lives in the U.S. That number could rise to 7,000 lives saved with better access to care.
To learn more about the National Parkinson Foundation and National Parkinson’s Awareness Month or find out how you can help promote awareness, visit http://www.pdf.org/. And include the hashtags #Together4PD and #EndParkinsons on social media to join the conversations and fight against Parkinson’s.
About Alaris Health
Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.
Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.
For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.