This April, millions of people around the world will recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Naples residents are working hard to make their contribution on a local level. In fact the Parkinson’s Association of SW Florida is holding their annual Golf Event on April 24, 2017 at the Vineyards Country Club. See information here.
Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. It affects many in our own community. Did you know that:
- Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s.
- Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.
- Seven to 10 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with Parkinson’s disease.
- Incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50.
Symptioms of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for or definitive cause of Parkinson’s disease.