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Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease was discovered in 1817, over 200 years ago. As the disease evolved, so has treatments and hope for those living with it. While some indviduals believe that Parkinson's is an ''old person's disease", it is not. Advocate and Actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 29. 

Diagnosing Parkinson's disease isn't simple. Doctors look for four cardinal features of the movement disorder using the mnemonic TRAP:

A senior man lovingly holding his wife's hand who is living with Parkinson's.