Difference between ALS and Parkinson’s disease

ALS and Parkinson's Disease


Clockwise from top left: Robin Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s before his death; Stephen Hawking has been living with ALS for 50 years; Lou Gehrig brought ALS, now also know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to the public’s attention; and Michael J. Fox received his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 1992. (Photos: Getty Images)

News that Robin Williams had been grappling with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease before ending his life has sparked increased interest in the disorder this week.

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