Specialized Care Urged for Treating Parkinson's Disease




The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation was mentioned in a May 26 feature in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) focusing on the importance of seeing a specialist for treating Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Citing the rise in the number of patients with these disorders, the article stated that only 40% to 60% of these patients seek specialized treatment. A recent survey found that fewer than half of Parkinson’s patients were aware of movement-disorder specialists and only about 28% of patients were seeing one. The article pointed out that treatment centers specializing in movement disorders have expanded across the U.S., funded by the government and nonprofits like The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation.  Also included in the article was a description of the innovative care provided by the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the location of a Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence.


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