World Parkinson’s Day is an annual event observed on April 11th to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. This day is an opportunity to educate the public about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for Parkinson’s disease, as well as the impact that the disease has on individuals and their families.
World Parkinson’s Day was first established in 1997 by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) as a way to increase awareness and support for people with Parkinson’s disease. Since then, organizations and individuals around the world have joined in the effort to raise awareness and funds for research into better treatments and a cure for the disease.
On this day, many events and activities are organized to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, such as public lectures, walks, and fundraising events. These activities are often organized by patient advocacy groups, healthcare organizations, and other organizations working to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease.
The theme for World Parkinson’s Day 2023 is yet to be announced. However, it is expected that the day will be marked by a range of events and activities aimed at increasing awareness about Parkinson’s disease and highlighting the need for more research and better treatments for this debilitating condition.