Nearly 90,000 people, 65 or older, are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year in the U.S., representing an increase of about 50% relative to previous estimates of the disease’s incidence, a study showed.

“These updated estimates of incidence are necessary for understanding disease risk, planning health care delivery, and addressing care disparities,” James Beck, PhD, one of the study’s authors and the chief scientific officer at the Parkinson’s Foundation, said in a press release.

“Knowing this information will allow us to better serve people with Parkinson’s and their families and plan for adequate health care services in the future,” Beck added.

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