Did you know that one in every 500 of us
will get Parkinson's?
Parkinson's Awareness Week
18-24 April 2016

Parkinson's Awareness Week - How much do you know about Parkinson's? It is mostly thought of as a condition that people get when they're older - but younger people can have it too.

Parkinson's Awareness Week wants to draw the whole nation's attention to the disease that affects people slowly and gets worse progressively. And it's all down to a lack of dopamine.  So what is dopamine?

It's basically a chemical we need for our central nervous system to function properly.  Without it suffers take longer to do things because cells in the brain have died.

Other Parkinson's symptoms include depression, tiredness, pain and constipation - all of which can greatly affect day to day lives.  So what is being done to help people and raise awareness to the issue?

Well, plans for this year's awareness week are already well underway.   So, why not check out the Parkinson's Awareness Week website to find out more about how you can get involved.

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