World Parkinson’s Day is a time to reflect on the 80,000 Australian’s with Parkinson’s and the 5 million affected worldwide.
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological conditions in Australia, second only to dementia. It‟s a chronic and progressive movement disorder which presents ongoing financial and economic challenges to those affected as many are unable to work.
Symptoms of the disease include slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, instability and tremors. Although not as well known, various psychological symptoms are also common including depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation and hallucinations.There is no known cure for Parkinson‟s disease but there are effective treatments and therapies. Research is ongoing, continually improving quality of life for people living with Parkinson‟s disease and ultimately searching for a cure.
Make a difference today and donate to Parkinson’s research.
Parkinson’s Disease – “It’s more than just the Shakes” Mini-Film
Ogilvy Sydney recently threw the city off-balance in an effort to cure Parkinson’s disease.
Although many people are aware of Parkinson’s disease, too few people fully understand the impact of this disease on both individuals and their families.
The importance of more research is imperative in finding a cure. Investigating the causes of Parkinson’s is critical to developing better treatments to deal with the disease and step us closer to a cure. With 30 people diagnosed every day in Australia and 20% of those between the ages of 30 and 40 we need to act now.
Shake It Up Australia Foundation is committed to funding research into Parkinson’s and ultimately finding a cure with better treatments along the way.
* Our guarantee of ensuring that 100% of funds received into the foundation is directed into Parkinson’s research is made possible by our founding directors covering all administration expenses in running the foundation.