In this video from TIME, learn about the evo­lu­ti­on of Parkinson’s disea­se tre­at­ment sin­ce the late 1950s. Vice pre­si­dent of media com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons for the Micha­el J. Fox Foun­da­ti­on, Dr. Rachel Dol­hun, dis­cus­ses how tre­at­ment for the disea­se has deve­lo­ped over the years.

Dr. Dol­hun exp­lains that while the dia­gno­sis pro­ce­du­re for Parkinson’s disea­se hasn’t chan­ged too much sin­ce the 1950s, the way the disea­se is trea­ted has chan­ged sub­stan­ti­al­ly. Back then, the­re were no tre­at­ments for Parkinson’s disea­se and now the­re are many tre­at­ments to help with the sym­ptoms of the con­di­ti­on. In addi­ti­on, five new tre­at­ments are cur­r­ent­ly in cli­ni­cal tri­als that may slow or stop the pro­gres­si­on of the disea­se.

As well as medi­ca­ti­ons, sur­ge­ries such as deep brain sti­mu­la­ti­on have help modern day Parkinson’s pati­ents over­co­me some of the more pro­noun­ced sym­ptoms of the disea­se.