World Parkinson's Day
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Awareness Day. We want to help improve knowledge and understanding to seek better outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease. There is a range of services available to help sufferers of Parkinson’s but government funding is limited so consider getting involved or raising funds to help.
Did you know?
Neurological disorders are now the leading cause of disabilities in the world and Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological syndrome.
There are many ways this condition can affect people, both visibly and invisibly. It’s important to pause for a moment and acknowledge that in Australia, 37 people will be informed they have Parkinson’s every day.
A recent media release in 2022 about Parkinson’s prevalence states there is an estimated 57,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s and 219,000 nationally.
This is more than double the previous figures of 27,000 Victorians and 100,000 Australians reported in 2015.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that initially causes tremor in one hand, stiffness or slowing of movement. It can last several years or lifelong, and there is so known cure.
This April, Fight Parkinson’s is proud to present an action-packed month of seminars and webinars to enable you to learn more about your own Parkinson’s journey and action you can take to live your best life possible.
Check out what’s on during Parkinson’s Awareness month including ‘Ask the Expert’ and ‘Online Singing’ sessions. Did you know singing is particularly beneficial for people with Parkinson’s, as the condition can affect speech and voice in some people?
If you need to talk to someone, call Fight Parkinson’s confidential information line on:
1800 644 189
Parkinson's Australia (parkinsons.org.au)