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Each year, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in America, adding to the one million people who currently have Parkinson’s.

According to the National Parkinson Foundation, worldwide, it is estimated that four to six million people suffer from the condition. As scientists work towards a cure and make progress in identifying best treatment options for patients, Courtney Williamson has a vision for those living with the disease.

Courtney is 27 and her mother has had Parkinson’s for 25 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spelman University in 2009, Courtney came to Carnegie Mellon University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and therapy, all the while with plans for an assistive brace for Parkinson’s disease patients in her back pocket, writes Deborah M. Todd for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“(T) his is the longest thing I’ve ever done. So I really had an expertise in terms of what would work and what wouldn’t work,” Williamson told Generational Shift, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette special series examining the demographic forces changing the workplace.

Williamson used her experience of living with the disease to design the Calibrace, which assists people with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.

“[Building the business] was definitely very exciting, something new I had never done before. On the other hand, it was something I had done all my life, which was thinking about how to be a caregiver for a Parkinson’s patient,” Williamson said.

Read more about the back brace here https://www.abililife.com/calibraceplus/

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Rose MountfordSeptember 5, 2020
4:45 am

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Maclean MakonJanuary 5, 2021
1:26 am

My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 59. She had severe calf pain, muscle pain, tremors, slurred speech, frequent falls, loss of balance, difficulty in getting up from sitting position. She was put on Sinemet for 6 months and then Sifrol was introduced and replaced the Senemet. During this time span she was also diagnosed with dementia. She started having hallucinations, lost touch with reality.This year, our family doctor started her on Tree of life Health Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 1 month into treatment she improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. all thanks to Tree of Life Clinic, Visit Tree of life Health Clinic website www treeoflifehealthclinics com She is strong again and able to go about daily activities.

Maclean MakonJanuary 14, 2021
6:49 am

My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 59. She had severe calf pain, muscle pain, tremors, slurred speech, frequent falls, loss of balance, difficulty in getting up from sitting position. She was put on Sinemet for 6 months and then Sifrol was introduced and replaced the Senemet. During this time span she was also diagnosed with dementia. She started having hallucinations, lost touch with reality.This year, our family doctor started her on Tree of life Health  Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 1 month into treatment she improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. all thanks to Tree of Life Clinic, Visit  Tree of life Health  Clinic website http://www.treeoflifehealthclinics.com  She is strong again and able to go about daily activities.

Amy GrahamsJanuary 21, 2021
11:14 pm

After my PD diagnosis, i was on Carbidopa and Pramipexole for two (2) years, as the disease progressed my symptoms worsened, with my neurologist guidance i started on natural PD TREATMENT from Mayaka Natural Clinic (www. mayakanaturalclinic .com). The treatment was effectively for my Parkinson’s disease, most of the symptoms simply vanished within the first 3 months on the treatment, i feel better now than I have felt in years, i can feel my strength and the tremors are gone. My neurologist was very open when looking at alternative medicines and procedures

Maclean MakonJanuary 27, 2021
11:22 am

after talking alot of medication our doctor ask us,to start on Tree of life Health Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 1 month into treatment she improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. all thanks to Tree of Life Clinic, Visit Tree of life Health Clinic website www treeoflifehealthclinics com She is strong again and able to go about daily activities.

Maclean MakonFebruary 15, 2021
5:15 pm

after talking alot of medication our doctor ask us,to start on Tree of life Health Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 1 month into treatment she improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. all thanks to Tree of Life Clinic, Visit Tree of life Health Clinic website www treeoflifeherbalclinic com

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