Other Neurological Diseases

Parkinson's is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease. Degeneration of the brain occurs when neurons (nerve cells) die or become impaired. Medicines are available to ease symptoms, and even though Parkinson’s can cause significant strain on the family, resources are available to help. Learn more about Parkinson's and other neurological diseases of aging.  You can also visit National Parkinson Foundation for more information.

Press Room

Alliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book®

Date: November 1st, 2009

Alliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book Highlighting the Growing Burden of Neurological Disease and the Value of Medical Innovation

Public Doesn't Realize How Vulnerable Seniors are to Chronic Diseases

Date: March 30th, 2006

Alliance for Aging Research almanac underscores human and economic impact of chronic diseases on our aging nation.



Two New Clinical Studies Request Volunteers

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 3rd, 2015

We are sharing the following information about two new clinical studies.

Reasonable and Necessary

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: July 25th, 2013

The Alliance for Aging Research joined with others in the Alzheimer’s and aging community to call on CMS to provide coverage of Beta Amyloid PET without further evidence (also known as CED, or Coverage with Evidence Development).


Searching for Answers & Hope: Learning About a Disease that Steals Memories

Date: July 1st, 2010

First they told her she had Alzheimer’s disease. Next they suggested that the medications they had prescribed to control her anxiety and depression were the cause. Then they told her it was Parkinson’s. It was years before doctors finally figured out what was making Susan Grant’s mind slip away.

Better Treatments Sought for Neurological Diseases

Date: February 1st, 2007

William Shakespeare famously described life’s seven stages, none of them in especially happy terms. The final stage of old age is “second childishness and mere oblivion/Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”

A Time to Commit

Date: April 1st, 2005

Despite scientific evidence that a cure for Parkinson’s disease could be near – perhaps no more than five years away – the National Institutes of Health was recently unable to initiate clinical trials to test four new Parkinson’s drugs.