Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement and often includes tremors. Nerve cell damage in the brain causes dopamine levels to drop, leading to the symptoms which often start with a tremor in one hand. Other symptoms are slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance. There is good news - with proper treatment, most people with Parkinson's Disease can lead long, productive lives for many years after diagnosis. Several therapies are available that can help delay the disease, and we explore those a little more in depth with the Aultman Hospital's Delay the Disease therapists, Kari Lawson and Chrissy Foraker.

 L-R: Pharmacists Brad and Paul White, Chrissy Foraker, occupational therapist and Kari Lawson, physical therapist.

L-R: Pharmacists Brad and Paul White, Chrissy Foraker, occupational therapist and Kari Lawson, physical therapist.

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