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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

World Parkinson’s Day is recognised on April 11th each year. Today, in Australia, 37 people will hear the words ‘you have Parkinson’s’ for the very first time. That’s more than one person every hour, of every day, in Australia alone.

There is a widespread lack of public understanding about the disease which is a neurological, degenerative, chronic disease with no cure.  Most people think of a stooped old man with a shuffling gait and a shaky hand, but Parkinson’s Disease has over 70 symptoms and each person with Parkinson’s has their own cocktail of these symptoms and problems to differing degrees, so each person walks their own path of pain and suffering.

Parkinson’s Disease can affect both men and women, young and old.

Toowoomba Parkinson’s Support Group 

We aim to provide information and contacts to help sufferers and carers through their journey with Parkinson’s Disease.

Submitted by:
Carol Chalmers
Toowoomba Parkinson’s Report Group

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