What Is the Progression of the Parkinson's Disease?

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That's what every patient always ask, I usually can put a time frame around it more accurately after I get to know the individual patient and when I'm giving a lecture on Parkinson's disease to a room of patients I say you all have the same disease but you all have a different disease because you all have different genetics and so it's really hard to predict how rapidly you'll progress until the doctors have a little bit of time to watch you, get to know you and see what your rate is.

But the other thing I say is if you're a slow progressor you're probably going to stay a slow progressor if you're rapid progressor that's probably going to be your baseline rate.