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Parkinson's Awareness Week 2018

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Last updated:9th Apr 2018
Published:9th Apr 2018
Source: Pharmawand

Parkinson’s Awareness Week begins Monday 9th April and surrounds Parkinson’s Awareness Day, which takes place this year on Wednesday 11th April.

Each year, charity Parkinson’s UK continues its incredible work to ensure that they use the event to reach more people that are affected by the condition – directly or through a loved one – and raise funds to provide better treatments, through ever more vital research.

Parkinson’s disease is indiscriminate. It affects one in 500 people – that’s just short of 130,000 people in the UK, and up to 14 million people worldwide. There are three key symptoms of Parkinson’s: an involuntary shaking movement in one or more parts of the body; stiff or inflexible muscles; and slower or less co-ordinated body movement.

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