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World Parkinson’s Day 2023

World Parkinson's Day

The day’s purpose is to educate the public about Parkinson’s disease and its effects and to assist and support Parkinson’s patients.

On April 11, World Parkinson’s Day is observed annually to commemorate Dr. James Parkinson’s birthday. In 1817, he published an article titled “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy,” which established Parkinson’s disease as a medical condition.

A neurodegenerative disease known as Parkinson’s affects the nervous system. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative sickness that influences the neurological framework. It is more common in older people but can also affect younger people under 50.

Over 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s, according to the most recent data from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Specialists’ Note

As per Dr. Kapil Singhal, Head of Nervous system science, Fortis Medical Clinic, Noida, the normal side effects of Parkinson’s are quakes, shaking hands, change of voice, and gradualness in movements of every kind. The person spends more time bathing, dressing, and eating, and their walk becomes sluggish, prone to dragging their feet while walking, and they may also develop an imbalance. People also feel it emotionally because they have trouble recognizing emotional cues in both verbal and nonverbal communication.

The day is praised for bringing issues to light and instructing individuals about Parkinson’s and its belongings, and helping and supporting the patients feeble from this sickness. It ensures that Parkinson’s patients can benefit from community acceptance and support.

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