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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Marlene Myrna Rita

My sister has Parkinson’s disease, so my family knows how devastating it can be.

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. It affects people throughout the world.

  • Nearly 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s.
  • About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number doesn’t reflect thousands of cases that aren’t detected.
  • Seven to 10 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with Parkinson’s disease.
  • The incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, but an estimated 4 percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50.

The cause of Parkinson’s isn’t known, and there is no cure.

To learn more about Parkinson’s and activities during Parkinson’s Awareness Month, see the websites of the American Parkinson Disease Association and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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