Is there a cure for Parkinson's Disease?

Everyone tells me that there is no cure. That it is a progressive disease and exercise and drugs can only prolong the inevitable. Doctors don't seem to have any of the latest tricks in their arsenal to combat the disease. Only a few are working on stem cell research. Seems to me to be a cop out that neurologist... show more Everyone tells me that there is no cure. That it is a progressive disease and exercise and drugs can only prolong the inevitable. Doctors don't seem to have any of the latest tricks in their arsenal to combat the disease. Only a few are working on stem cell research. Seems to me to be a cop out that neurologist can't give a straight answer to a patient. Where are all the $$$ going for medical research and why can't we see any new developments or cures for the myriad of diseases such as Parkinson’s? We don't know what causes Parkinson’s disease. We don't have a cure for it yet? We don't know how to treat it other than DBS (Deep Brain Surgery) We don't have any drugs that are totally effective. The drugs we do prescribe cause many other problems and require additional drugs for depression, high blood pressure, incontinence, insomnia...etc. How about a cure already? What about prevention? How about providing something for all the dollars we spend on this dreadful disease?
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