Parkinson’s Disease affects more than one million North Americans and over 10 million people worldwide. The total number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease annually in the United States is currently 60,00 surpassing the number of people diagnosed with with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined.
Unfortunately, a great number of people live with Parkinson’s disease untreated and undiagnosed for several years because symptoms mimic similar symptoms to typical aging. Michal J. Fox, who was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease, is a strong advocate for further research and spreading the word.
April has been commemorated as National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month and Rebecca Crown Library is doing their part at raising awareness by recognizing its commemorate month. To find out more information about Parkinson’s disease click here.