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Living with a degenerative disorder like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis means that there often changes as the disease progresses and therefore care needs have to adapt. Get advice on the importance of nutrition, support groups, physical activity and more.

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly-progressing neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions. Parkinson’s is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States and there are an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 new cases diagnosed annually, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.