How much do you know about Parkinson’s disease?

In a national survey of 1,007 men and women ages 18 and older conducted by the National Parkinson Foundation, we found that Americans have some misconceptions about this movement disorder. To find out what you know, take our quick quiz.

Test your grasp of Parkinson’s by identifying these seven statements as either “true” or “false.” 

  1. Parkinson's disease can be diagnosed with a blood test.
    True
    False 
     
  2. Memory loss and trouble thinking are early warning signs of Parkinson's.
    True
    False 
     
  3. Parkinson's disease is untreatable.
    True
    False 
     
  4. Environment can have an impact on Parkinson's disease onset.
    True
    False 
     
  5. Parkinson's disease usually develops later in life.
    True
    False 
     
  6. Women are more likely than men to suffer from Parkinson's.
    True
    False
     
  7. By the year 2030, one billion people on the planet will be
    over the age of 65.
    True
    False

 

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