WE’RE COMMITTED TO PEOPLE IN THE PARKINSON’S DISEASE COMMUNITY
At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA), we’re focused on understanding the everyday challenges people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their loved ones face, including the impact of motor fluctuations.SIGN UP FOR UPDATES
IMPACT OF MOTOR FLUCTUATIONS ON PEOPLE WITH Parkinson’s disease
Many people with PD experience motor fluctuations.1 Motor fluctuations can include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking.2 As PD progresses, people may experience episodes of motor fluctuations more often and for longer periods of time.3-5 Motor fluctuations can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, making it difficult for them to perform daily activities, take part in social events, and increase their chance of falls.6
MTPA’S SUPPORT IS INSPIRED BY OUR KAITEKI PRINCIPLE
KAITEKI is Japanese for “ease” or “comfort.” It’s a philosophy that shapes our sense of corporate responsibility, guiding us to take the right steps to understand the real challenges people face when living with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease. This understanding helps us connect with the important everyday needs of people and their loved ones dealing with debilitating conditions.
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References: 1. Parkinson’s Foundation. Motor Fluctuations and Parkinson’s “Off” Times Fact Sheet. Published 2021. Accessed April 6, 2023. https://www.parkinson.org/sites/default/files/documents/motor-fluctuations.pdf 2. Clarke CE. Parkinson’s disease. BMJ. 2007;335:441-445. 3. Aradi SD, Hauser RA. Medical management and prevention of motor complications in Parkinson’s disease. Neurotherapeutics. 2020;17:1339-1365. 4. Sveinbjornsdottir S. The clinical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. J Neurochem. 2016;139(suppl 1):318-324. 5. Kalia LV, Lang AE. Parkinson’s disease. Lancet. 2015;386(9996):896-912. 6. American Parkinson Disease Association. Motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s disease: what you need to know. Published March 2019. April 10, 2023. https://www.apdaparkinson.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/APDA18137-Motor-Fluctuations-Fact-Sheet-D1V3-002.pdf