April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s disease. This neurodegenerative disorder affects the nervous system, causing a gradual loss of muscle control, tremors, and other symptoms. While the cause of Parkinson’s is not fully understood, it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors, and there is currently no cure.
Early diagnosis is crucial, and it’s important to recognize that Parkinson’s not only affects the person with the disease but also their loved ones and caregivers. Managing Parkinson’s requires a team approach, with healthcare providers, family members, and other caregivers working together to provide the best possible care for the Parkinson’s patient.
For more information on the disease that affects 10 million people worldwide, along with its symptoms, causes and treatments visit Parkinson’s Foundation.
Finding Local Parkinson’s Support: Where to Turn for Help
The Parkinson Network of Arizona is a non-profit organization that provides education, support, and resources to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families in Arizona. Their mission is to improve quality of life by offering support groups, classes, educational programs, and community outreach. The organization is run by volunteers, many with personal experience with Parkinson’s. They also collaborate with healthcare providers, researchers, and other organizations to advance understanding and treatment of the disease.
The Parkinson Network of Arizona advocates for the needs of the Parkinson’s community, fosters hope, and promotes awareness. ❤️💙💛
Parkinson’s Awareness Month raises awareness of Parkinson’s disease and shows the ongoing efforts to find a cure. Organizations like the Parkinson Network of Arizona play a critical role in providing support, resources, and education to those affected by Parkinson’s in our community.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and would like some neighborly love, visit our services page. We offer practical assistance, such as helping with transportation, grocery or dinner delivery, or giving the caregiver a break.