What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is an age-related progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and the second most common after Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, it also ranks second to Alzheimer’s disease in its impact on society and the economic burden that sufferers and their caregivers might experience. It starts late in life and is diagnosed in fractionally less than 1% of individuals …

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative (meaning a reduction of the brain’s physiology and functions due to dying brain cells) disease characterized by deterioration of mental (also called cognitive) function in humans. The disease predominantly affects older persons, and as large groups of the world’s population currently enter the later stages of life, …