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Former MLB Player Dave Parker Shares His Perspective on Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's holds a huge financial burden over the family.

Parkinson's disease puts a huge financial burden on the patient and their family. According to the Parkinson's Foundation, the combined direct and indirect cost of Parkinson's disease is approximately $25 billion each year, and this is just in the United States. Medications for Parkinson's disease cost about $2,500, and if a patient chooses to have surgery, it can be over $100,000.