World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day is the April birthday of Dr. J Parkinson. Dr. James Parkinson, an English scientist and doctor, first described the disease in his 1817 essay “An Essay On the Shaking Palsy”. Even if supported, he described a pattern that causes muscle weakness and involuntary tremulous movement. He described a pattern of decreased muscle power and involuntary tremulous motion in people with the disease. This was also what prompted the designation of Parkinson’s Disease (sometimes referred to as PD). Jean Martin Charcot, a French Neurologist, took up the cause of Parkinson’s Disease and named it in his honor. The first World Parkinson’s Day was held in 1997. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association(EPDA) collaborated to create the day. Their goal was to raise awareness, support research and provide information about the prevention and cure of this condition. The Red Tulip is an official WHO holiday that is supported by the United Nations. It was first established at the 9th World Parkinson’s Day at the Luxembourg Conference. Van der Wereld was a Dutch horticulturist suffering from Parkinson’s. Van der Wereld had created a Red and White Tulip and named the Tulip in his honor. The Tulip was awarded the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society of London. It then received the Royal General Bulb Growers Trial Garden Award. There are many ways to observe and raise awareness for World Parkinson’s Day. These ideas are just a few of the many ways you can get involved. You also have the option to create your own. There are activities all around the globe to raise awareness for this cause. Anyone and everyone is welcome to take part. Check out the events happening in your area online. There are many ways to show support for this disease, including educational lectures and fund-raisers. This is a growing trend that sees more countries participating, such as Uruguay, Mexico and Fulvio Captinio in the USA. To increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease, the following is a simplified explanation:Parkinsons disease is a condition that causes the degeneration and impairment of the central nervous systems. It directly affects the nerves responsible for motor functions in the body. A person suffering from Parkinson’s disease will notice a slowing of their body and stiffening of their limbs as the disease progresses. As the disease progresses, the limbs will start to shake uncontrollably. As more motor functions become affected, a whole range of symptoms will eventually develop. Patients often feel tired and memory problems are more evident as the time passes.


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