Parkinson’s disease is a malady that affects the central nervous system in such a way as to produce tremors and shaking in an uncontrollable manner to the sufferer. The disease is name after the doctor who first discovered the disease, Dr. James Parkinson in 1817. It is estimated that 2% of the overall population suffers from it, and males suffer at a slightly higher rate than females.
No one knows at this time what causes the disease but some leading indicator are genetics, herbicides and other environmental factors. Unfortunately at this time there is no true treatment for this, and in fact even slowing its progression down as proven elusive. The most pressing needs for suffers has been the limiting of motor fluctuations, such as shaking and trembling. There has been some progress made on medications that will ease these symptoms, although all present with undesirable side effects. Most people who suffer from this disease would need the economic resources a long term care insurance policy could provide.