World Parkinson’s Day is an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians, to come together and tell the story of Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. It’s the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world.
Here are 5 facts about Parkinson’s that you may not know:
- Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
- There are over 40 symptoms. From pain and stiffness, to problems with sleep and mental health. Everyone’s experience is different.
- 1 in 37 people alive today in the UK will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime.
- Every hour, 2 more people are diagnosed. That’s the same as 18,000 people every year.
- Around 145,000 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
This year, on 11 April, Parkinson’s UK is supporting 2 activities, chosen and led by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers: Poems for Parkinson’s and Light Up Blue for Parkinson’s.
Whether you have Parkinson’s, are close to someone with the condition, or just want to spread awareness, it’s really easy to take part.To find out more about how you can get involved please visit: