Treatment

Who and how you choose to treat your Parkinson's Disease are likely to be some of the most important care decisions you will make.

Although there is no cure for Parkinson's at this time, Parkinson’s medication, surgical options, and complementary therapies used to treat PD symptoms are continually improving. Your physician and other healthcare professionals can help you determine the best treatment plan for your early onset Parkinson’s symptoms.

The idea of Parkinson’s treatment can encompass many elements you can learn about on our What You Should Know page.

Medication

Learn about the Parkinson's medications that can help control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, as well as their potential side effects.

Surgery

Explore the option of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS); discover which symptoms it can address and how physicians identify good Parkinson's surgery candidates.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Discover the array of CAM therapies that help many manage their symptoms or medication side effects as well as sources you can depend on to report their benefits and risks.

Creating Your Team

Assembling a team that will provide you with physical and emotional support and adapt to your needs over time is one of the best ways to remain healthy.

Your Doctor and Hospital

The doctor you choose to treat your Parkinson's disease should be someone with whom you can develop a good partnership.

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Your Stories

Peter Dunlap

Peter Diagnosed at 43

Parkinson's disease caught up with me in 2002, when I was 43. Shortly...

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