Parkinson’s disease and senior people!

People, who are over 65 years old, are more likely to suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is still a mystery even between scientists! Nobody knows what exactly causes it and how it can be healed.

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects certain brain cells responsible with the producing of dopamine. Dopamine is a key substance in brain to muscle communication. When the brain cells responsible with producing dopamine do not function properly, the brain will lose control over the body’s muscles. This means that the person will lose control over his or her body movements.

Although its causes remain unknown, Parkinson’s Disease is most common in senior citizens. Some scientist point abnormal genes to be the cause, however it is still a debatable issue and there isn’t sufficient proof to show that the disease is inherited. It is known that parkinson's disease 2Parkinson’s Disease affects almost in equal proportion both men and women as well as people of different ethnicities.

The most common symptom is uncontrollable shaking of a body part: arms, legs or the head. This is called a tremor and it is an early sign of the disease, but keep in mind that it is not a symptom exclusively for Parkinson’s Disease! As the illness progresses, the trembling and the shaking will extend to other body parts.  Other symptoms include: stiffness of the limbs, lose of balance, difficulty and slowness in movements.

Unfortunately there is no known cure for PD, but several treatments can help reduce the tremor, by imitating dopamine which gives the patient a better control over his or her limbs. However, the disease differs from one person to another and it is very hard to say if the treatment will have the same results for everyone.

People affected by Parkinson’s Disease have little to no chances of getting preferred rates with a life insurance policy. However other options are available to them. I recommend purchasing life insurance for funeral costs or final expenses insurance as it is known. This works as a guaranteed coverage for which anyone can apply and you can’t be refused coverage, as long as you are paying the premiums. The benefit stops at $30,000 but it is still enough to cover your funeral costs and provide some financial support for your loved ones!

Visit our website for a free quote and extra information on how to get life insurance if you are suffering from Parkinson’s disease!