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Most people who have Parkinson’s live a normal to a nearly normal lifespan, but the disease can be life changing. For some people, treatment keeps the symptoms at bay, and they're mostly mild. For others, the disease is much more serious and really limits what you're able to do.How long do people live with Parkinson?
Individuals with PD have a somewhat shorter life span compared to healthy individuals of the same age group. Patients usually begin developing the disease around age 60, and many live between 10 and 20 years after being diagnosed. However, a patient’s current age and general health status factor into the accuracy of this estimate.How fast does Parkinson's progress?
Parkinson's symptoms can become more severe over a period of 20 years or even longer. How fast the symptoms intensify varies from person to person. To find out how far the disease has progressed, many doctors use a rating scale called the Hoehn and Yahr Staging of Parkinson's Disease: