The U-Step Walker and its role in aiding individuals with Parkinson’s disease
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Did you know that the cause for Parkinson’s disease is still unknown? Parkinson’s is a disease that is unique to everyone it affects. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease experience a progressive degenerative disorder that affects the ability of the Substantia Nigra (midbrain) to secrete dopamine. This is important because dopamine helps control muscle activity. In about half of Parkinson’s cases, user’s may also experience mild cognitive effects that can present as dementia, irritation, depression, and can even disrupt sleep.