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Toowoomba Parkinson's Support Group

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, […]

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One Person Diagnosed Every 40 Minutes

In Australia, 38 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each day, that’s at least one diagnosed every 40 minutes. In the last six years, the number of people diagnosed with this progressive and degenerative neurological condition has increased by 17%. Parkinson’s is not a disease that only affects the elderly. Young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) accounts […]

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