In the book, “Ending Parkinson’s Disease,” Parkinson’s is described as a man-made pandemic. The authors note that from 1990 to 2015, the number of people with Parkinson doubled to over 6 million, and it’s set to double again in the next twenty years. This pandemic will require, among other things, more activism, innovation, specialists, and novel approaches to treatment that will ensure everyone with Parkinson’s receives expert care.
On March 13, 2020, the Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a webinar featuring two PD Avengers. Sonia Mathur, MD and one of the authors Michael S. Okun, MD sat down to discuss what is needed for us live better with Parkinson’s and how we can all help in ending Parkinson’s disease.