April Is Parkinson's Awareness Month

Nearly one million Americans are currently living with Parkinson's Disease (PD).

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Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a brain disease that destroys a group of dopamine-producing brain cells. It is estimated that 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year, with one million Americans currently living with this neurodegenerative disease. Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, people with PD are often more impacted by non-motor symptoms like apathy, depression, sleep behavior disorders, loss of sense of smell, and cognitive impairment. Parkinson’s currently has no known cure, and treatments include medications, surgery and rehab therapies.

Research suggests the cause of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a combination of genetic andenvironmental factors, but the exact cause and progression of the disease is still unknown;

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Freeman Foundation For Neurological Disease Research urge everyone to join our community as we work together to promote awareness and help fund vital research in the fight for the cure against Parkinson’s. There are many ways to get involved.

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