How much do you know about Parkinson’s?
In support of Parkinson’s Awareness Week, which takes place from 10th – 16th April, we’re helping to bring some important facts to the forefront on our social media channels.
Although Parkinson’s disease has been medically recognised for thousands of years, as a society we still understand very little about it.
We do know that Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that mainly affects people over 50 and occurs due to the loss of nerve cells in the brain. In the UK it’s estimated that around 1 in 500 people are living with Parkinson’s disease – that’s around 127,000 of us – yet despite our best efforts we have yet to find a cure.
A short history of Parkinson's disease
With more and more people being diagnosed with Parkinson’s it’s essential that additional research is funded and carried out to find effective treatments which will eradicate the symptoms of the disease.
In order to help people better understand the condition, and highlight the importance for everyone to help support organisations that are researching new treatments, we’ve created a visual timeline which not only focusses on the history of Parkinson’s disease but also features recent medical developments, as well as those that are in the pipeline.
Supportive aids for those living with Parkinson’s disease
With over 3000 daily living aids currently on our website, we wanted to showcase a couple of products that we believe can really help those living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
They include the Kura Care Cutlery range which offers more stability and better grip for those with muscle tension and limited mobility in their hands, and the Memo Minder which enables you to record and playback a message using a motion sensor – perfect if you’re caring for someone with Parkinson’s that has mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia.
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