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Parkinson’s Awareness: Month of April.

In the month of April, the Parkinson’s Foundation takes part alongside the global Parkinson’s community to support Parkinson’s Awareness Month by raising awareness about Parkinson’s and different foundations can help make people living with Parkinson's live better. 
Information by Parkinson's foundation.

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The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson's community.

About Parkinson's
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. There is currently no cure, but there are many treatment options to manage symptoms.


Signs & Symptoms
Tremor: slight shaking or tremor in your finger, thumb, hand, or chin.

Small handwriting: A change in handwriting may be a sign of Parkinson's disease called micrographia.

Loss of smell: If you seem to have more trouble smelling foods like bananas, dill pickles, or licorice, you should ask your doctor about Parkinson's.

Trouble Sleeping: Sudden movements during sleep may be a sign of Parkinson's disease.

The trouble with movement: An early sign might be stiffness or pain in your shoulder or hips.

Constipation: Straining to move your bowels can be an early sign of Parkinson's disease and you should talk to your doctor.

Dizziness or Fainting: Feeling dizzy or fainting can be a sign of low blood pressure and can be linked to Parkinson's disease (PD).

Stooping or Hunching Over: If you or your family or friends notice that you seem to be stooping, leaning, or slouching when you stand, it could be a sign of Parkinson's disease (PD).



This is what to do if you have Parkinson
Work with your doctor to create a plan to stay healthy. This might include the following:
A referral to a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in the brain
Care from an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech therapist
Meeting with a medical social worker to talk about how Parkinson's will affect your life
Start a regular exercise program to delay further symptoms.
Talk with family and friends who can provide you with the support you need.

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