“Do You Have Parkinson’s Disease or a Parkinsonism?”

There’s a recent article in US News & World Report on how to tell if you have typical Parkinson’s Disease versus parkinsonism, a term that includes the four disorders in our support group (LBD, PSP, CBD, MSA).

The article notes that “An estimated 1 million people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but some are misdiagnosed.”  Brain donation studies show that 25-30% of those we say have PD actually don’t have PD.

Here’s a link to the article.  It’s rather basic for most of our group members but still a worthwhile overview.


Do You Have Parkinson’s Disease or a Parkinsonism?
How to know the difference – and get help.
US News & World Report
By Kristine Crane
Oct. 27, 2014 | 9:34 a.m. EDT