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Parkinson's Numbers
  • Parkinson's strikes 30% more men than women
  • 70% of patients with Parkinson’s disease fall each year
  • 40% of those with Parkinson disease never see a neurologist, BUT those who do see a neurologist for care have better outcomes
  • 60% of the dopamine system is lost before the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear