P arkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly attacks the motor system.

The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson who published the detailed description in an essay on Shaking Palsy in 1817.

About one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women.

Parkinson’s disease is an extremely diverse disorder and no two people experience Parkinson’s the same way. From a tremor in a hand, losing your sense of smell, or even changed sleeping patterns, the indicators of the disease differ from person to person.

In this very important documentary, we will step into the lives of those experiencing first hand the effects of Parkinson’s disease. We’ll meet those living with the disease, those caring for a loved one with the disease, and those on the front lines fighting the disease. We’ll learn from professionals about how far we’ve come with the disease, as well as the research being done to find a cure.

Eleven-time Michigan Emmy award winning documentary producer and director Keith Famie will journey to the front lines to document what is happening globally to help combat Parkinson’s disease.

Those on the Front Lines of Parkinson’sComing Fall of 2018

Executive Producers:

Keith Famie

Community Leaders: