Parkinson’s Awareness Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about the illness and its symptoms, as well as to support victims. Parkinson’s is a long-term disorder where the central nervous system degenerates and that affects the motor system. Motor symptoms like trembling, stiffness, and rigidity are usually associated with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms typically occur slowly. One side is often affected first, but as Parkinson’s disease progresses, both sides are affected.
WHY PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH IS IMPORTANT
It encourages discussion about actions that can ease the issues faced by Parkinson’s patients. We can only offer support when we know more about the ailment.
2. Support for victims
Through events, we can offer people with this disease the support they need. Individuals and organizations rally and volunteer or offer donations to make life easier for patients.
3. Appreciation and encouragement for contributors
The month is an opportunity to appreciate the efforts of all those that contribute to the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Organizations, individuals, healthcare professionals, and support groups are encouraged to continue the valuable work they do.