Parkinson’s Disease is a tragic ailment, one that is undetectable until it has done 60 to 70 percent of its neural damage, causing the victim to have difficulty in moving and talking. Also, there is no cure.
However, one woman has helped in making groundbreaking progress in fighting the disease – all because of her extraordinary sense of smell.
Joy Milne had noticed a strange and disturbing odor from her husband, which she thought was from hygienic practices. But she was surprised when she smelled the same odor from other people when they went to a Parkinson’s meeting.
She had started noticing the smell ten to 12 years before her husband was diagnosed. As the disease worsened, so did the smell.
Joy has been working with researchers and doctors in making a test in diagnosing Parkinson’s, since there is no test that is able to detect it at its early stage.
Despite having no cure, Joy hopes that detecting the disease early would help in alleviating the disease for its victims.
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