Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s in the U.S. One million Americans live with Parkinson’s today – and of those, approximately 110,000 Veterans with PD receive Parkinson’s treatment through VA.
While the exact cause of
Parkinson’s is unknown, research suggests that its cause can be linked to
genetic and environmental factors. For some Veterans living with Parkinson’s,
the disease can be associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides
during military service.
To make life better for
Veterans with Parkinson’s, the Parkinson’s Foundation has a partnership with
the VA. Below we answer the top questions asked by Veterans and their family
members about Parkinson’s.