Created: 11 April 2018
Today is World Parkinson’s Day (Wednesday 11 April).
The aim of World Parkinson’s Day is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s UK’s activity to encourage people to unite for Parkinson’s, as a survey found that 32 per cent of people with Parkinson’s have been stared at in public and 11 per cent have been laughed at. In addition, 32 per cent of people do not feel that their symptoms are socially acceptable.
Andrews adds, “Parkinson’s affects 145,000 people in the UK, which is one in 350 people in our area. I understand that the numbers of people affected are expected to increase by a fifth by 2025. I’m happy to hear that the charity is aiming to change attitudes about Parkinson’s to make life better for everyone living with the condition.”
You can find out more about the charity here: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk