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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 15, 2024
Parkinson's Disease

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. This month is set aside to actively increase awareness about Parkinson's disease by educating the public regarding its symptoms and challenges, as well as supporting research aimed at discovering more effective treatments and ultimately a cure. The month-long observance raises awareness and cultivates understanding and support for individuals and families impacted by Parkinson's disease.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder primarily affecting normal movement. Parkinson’s develops when there is a decrease in the brain’s dopamine-producing cells, causing symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and difficulties with balance and coordination. As the disease progresses, individuals may also experience non-motor symptoms like cognitive changes, mood disorders, and sleep disturbances.

Observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month

One of the goals of Parkinson's Awareness Month is increasing public knowledge about the early signs and symptoms of the condition. Awareness campaigns highlight the importance of early detection and diagnosis. The public needs to know that early intervention and treatment can significantly improve the quality of life and slow the progression of the disease.

Supporting Research

Research is a critical portion of Parkinson's Awareness Month, as ongoing scientific studies are essential for:

  • Advancing our understanding of the disease
  • Developing new treatments
  • Working towards a cure

Various organizations and advocacy groups sometimes use this month to raise funds for Parkinson's research and to promote participation in clinical trials. The more funding available and the more people who are willing to help, the quicker we can identify better treatments and even a cure.

Celebrating Resilience and Strength

Finally, Parkinson's Awareness Month is also an opportunity to honor the resilience and strength of those who live every day with Parkinson's disease. Across the United States, many organizations and communities sponsor events, fundraisers, and awareness walks supporting those affected by Parkinson's. Such activities honor their courage and determination in facing the many ups and downs of the disease.

Fostering Compassion

Although Parkinson’s Awareness Month is nationwide, there is a lot of work to be done at the local levels. In addition to raising awareness and supporting research efforts, it’s a time for fostering compassion, empathy, and solidarity within local communities. This month’s designation helps open conversations surrounding Parkinson's disease, reduces stigma and misconceptions, and encourages individuals to offer support and understanding to those living with the condition and their families.

Join Family and Implant Dentistry in Observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Join us as we observe Parkinson's Awareness Month. At Family and Implant Dentistry, we want to join with our patients and our community to increase awareness, offer support and encouragement, advocate for improved healthcare, and work towards a future without Parkinson's disease. It is only when we come together as a community that we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by Parkinson's and contribute to a brighter and more hopeful future.

You can learn more about our Parkinson’s Awareness Month efforts or our dental services by contacting us at 402-486-0825 or requesting an appointment online.

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