World Parkinson’s Day – April 11

April 14, 20197 days 450
  • World Parkinson’s Day is observed on April 11th of every year.
  • The day aims to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, promote a greater understanding of this condition and how it can affect a person.
  • The theme of 2019 is “Awareness is #KeyToPD”

  • This day marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, London who explained the Parkinson’s Disease in “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” in 1817.
  • He systematically described the six individuals with the symptoms of Parkinson Disease.
  • Jean-Martin Charcot, a French neurologist, named the term “Parkinson’s Disease.”

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