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Parkinson's Disease: A Giving Smarter Guide

Feb 23, 2016

More than 1 million American lives are affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a chronic, neurodegenerative movement disorder. Mainly affecting the elderly, the cause of PD is unknown. There are currently no treatments that can slow or stop the relentless progression of the disease.

The Center for Strategic Philanthropy has developed this Giving Smarter Guide for Parkinson’s Disease to enable patients, supporters, and stakeholders to make strategic and informed decisions when directing their philanthropic investments and energy into research and development efforts. This guide hopes to tap into the renewed interest in PD due to recent breakthroughs in the genetics of the disease and in digital health. As the size and proportion of the elderly population grows, so too will the societal and economic burden.