World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateApril 11, 2023
2024 DateApril 11, 2024
World Parkinson's Day

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World Parkinson’s Day seeks to raise awareness and to support the advanced research of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder which affects the central nervous system and leads to the decline in movement, dopamine levels, and balance. According to Harvard medical researchers, while the cause and cure for Parkinson’s is unknown, men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. Parkinson’s Disease Day is celebrated annually on April 11th to coincide with Dr. James Parkinson’s birthday.

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World Parkinson's Day Facts

  • According to the Parkinson.Org, in 2022, there are over 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease.
  • In 2022, there are 1 million people living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. More than 90,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year in the United States.
  • According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the cost of treating Parkinson’s disease in the United States is $14 billion.

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