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World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day
  • Every year on April 11th, the world comes together to observe World Parkinson's Day. This day isn't just about raising awareness – it's about shining a light on the challenges faced by millions living with Parkinson's disease, their families, and caregivers.
  • It underscores the critical need for early diagnosis, readily available quality care, and continuous research efforts.

Celebrating Dr. James Parkinson's Legacy

  • The date itself holds historical significance. It marks the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, a British physician who first meticulously described the disease's symptoms in his 1817 essay, "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy." Dr. Parkinson's groundbreaking work laid the foundation for understanding this neurodegenerative disorder. World Parkinson's Day honors his invaluable contribution.

Understanding Parkinson's Disease

  • Parkinson's disease manifests through symptoms like tremors, stiffness, slow movements, and balance and coordination difficulties. These symptoms can severely impact a person's daily life, making it harder to perform basic tasks and maintain independence.

Empowering Patients, Supporting Caregivers

  • World Parkinson's Day aims to increase awareness and understanding so that those living with the disease can receive the support and resources they need to manage their symptoms effectively. It also serves as a platform to advocate for policies that ensure better healthcare access, boost research funding, and ultimately improve the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.

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Published date : 12 Apr 2024 05:26PM

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