Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, cognitive condition that’s claiming more and more people every year. Experts now estimate that in the world’s most populated nations, rates of Parkinson’s disease will climb to almost 40 million sufferers by the year 2030. (1) As the world’s population of older adults increases, and people on average live longer than ever before, the number of Parkinson’s patients dealing with Parkinson’s symptoms who are both young and old is expected to reach an all-time high.
Some researchers predict that the U.S. alone will spend around $14 billion annually to help treat Parkinson’s patients by the year 2040! And over the course of a lifetime, preventing and stopping disease progression in just one Parkinson’s patient is believed to save the health care system more than $440,000.