Risk Factors

Because the causes of PD are not known, there is currently no scientifically validated preventive course to reduce the risk of Parkinson's onset. The single biggest risk factor for PD is advancing age. Men have a slightly higher risk compared to women.  There is no strong evidence of ethnic differences in rates of Parkinson’s.

There are a number of behavioral factors which appear to be related to the onset of Parkinson’s: smoking and caffeine consumption have been associated with lower rates of Parkinson's disease, while head injury and pesticide exposure have been associated with higher risk. Unfortunately, very little can be definitively concluded about the causes of Parkinson’s; additional research is required to answer these questions.

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The Crooked Path Blog

The Crooked Path is a blog written by Corey King, a CCPSG member and diagnosed with PD at the age of 47.  

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As soon as group meetings are approved and safe in Texas to resume, each support group will decide when they will continue their monthly meetings. Meanwhile keep in touch with your group partners, a phone call, text, email or even a card sent through the USPS will be so welcomed. Just think how you would feel if someone reached out to you.

Follow all safety precautions, stay home as much as you can and wash your hands often.

Stay Safe until we meet again,

Elaine Bennett

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