Knowing and recognizing the symptoms is crucial so patients, families, and caregivers can take advantage of all the advances in Parkinson's disease research and care.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
Disaboom, the leading online community designed for people with disabilities and their friends, family and caregivers, today announced the expansion of its Parkinson's disease resource center. The newly expanded online resource provides information and community around the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease.
More than 50,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed each year, making the disease one of the most common debilitating diseases in the country, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. However, misdiagnosis is a recurrent concern with Parkinson's disease. According to the National Parkinson's Foundation, roughly 25% of patients treated may not even have Parkinson's. Even more troubling is there are likely tens of thousands of people in the United States who suffer without a diagnosis. Communication and access to information is essential.
"Parkinson's disease directly affects a person's ability to control their movements, turning every day activities into difficult tasks," said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom. "Knowing and recognizing the symptoms is crucial so patients, families, and caregivers can take advantage of all the advances in Parkinson's disease research and care."
Visitors to http://www.disaboom.com's newly expanded Parkinson's disease resource section have access to detailed information covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and medical specialists. Disaboom also provides a social platform where people with Parkinson's disease can interact with one another to share information, offer support or chat online.
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.