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Posted by Lory on September 18, 2000 at 10:09:15:

In Reply to: Re: Stages of pd posted by Bruce on September 08, 2000 at 00:14:03:

: : : What are the 'stages of pd'? Often they are referred to in posts, they've never been explained to me. Is there a web site that I can read about them? Do others have memory and reasoning problems? Problems with aggression and argumentative?

: : Julie,

: : There are five stages Of PD.Dr.Hoehn is the one used world wide there are others>it is called ,"Hoehn amd Yahr Scale," Look for it on. NPF site. Bruce is a wiz at this .I just know itfrom the info.I got many years ago from our support group.Bill is in stage 5.

: : It does not however deal with some of the behaviors that they haveI, it is just clinical.

: : Not much help, but you will learn from it as I have.

: : Take care,

: : Googy

: Julie, here is the site for the information you requested: Go to the NPF main menu and scroll down observing the menu on the left side of the screen. Click on search. Next screen, type in the search box the following words: stages and Parkinson;s. On the next screen you will find a long list of topics about Parkinson;s. The subject you are seeking is on the second set. It comes up when you click on next ten frames. The title of article is "NPF Unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS). It will tell you just about anything you want to know about the scale. The five ratings (the scale) wiii come up at the end of the article, Bruce
Bruce, thanks for the detailed list of finding these Stages. They helped me a lot and I plan to use them in future to help myself stay on top of where I am. You seem to be a fount of information, and I appreciate it. Lory

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