April 11th is National Parkinson's Day

Today is the day to raise awareness and support those affected by the degenerative neurological disorder.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

  • Parkinson't Disease (PD) s a progressive disorder of the nervous system that results inc. It occurs when certain nerve cells in the brain become impaired or die, leading to a lack of dopamine production.

Did you know?

  • PD affects more than 10 million people worldwide

  • It is the second most common neurological disorder in the United States

  • PD typically affects people over the age of 60, but can occur in younger adults, too.

Symptoms of PD:

  • Tremors

  • Stiffness

  • Reduced facial expression

  • Problems with balance and coordination

  • Changes in mood, behavior, and cognition.

On World Parkinson's Day, let's remember to cherish the moments that bring us joy, to stay positive and hopeful, and to never give up on finding a cure.

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