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Raising Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease: World Parkinson’s Awareness Day

April 11 2023

World Parkinson’s Awareness Day is observed on April 11th every year to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects around 80,000 Australians. This year, as we observe this day, let us understand the impact of Parkinson’s disease and explore ways to support those living with this condition. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic...


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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 11 2022

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Monday 11th April is World Parkinson’s Day.  During this month, Parkinson’s Australia is promoting the importance of identifying some of the lesser-known early warning signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s. ​ Often people only associate Parkinson’s with a tremor of the hands, trouble moving or walking and loss of balance.   However, it...


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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease – World Parkinson’s Day (April 11th)

April 11 2021

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects movement. People with Parkinson’s have problems controlling the muscles of the body due to a breakdown of messages from the brain. We do not know its causes, but people with Parkinson’s have low levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps the brain...


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