Parkinson’s Disease and Life Insurance

Posted on April 17, 2009 and updated January 23, 2019 in Life Insurance Canada News 1 min read

Life-InsuranceParkinson’s Disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination.

Currently there is no cure for PD but there are a variety of treatments which can provide significant relief.  PD is an insurable illness especially in the early stages where there are minimal localized tremors (i.e. confined to the fingers) and no treatments are required.  Full article