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World Parkinson’s Disease Day

World Parkinson’s Disease Day (WPDD) – This is a health awareness day for Parkinson’s Disease. Learn about this day and when it is in this blog post.



World Parkinson’s Disease Day

This is a health awareness day for Parkinson’s Disease. Celebrated annually on April 11 because of Dr. J Parkinson birthday (April 11, 1755). The day is supported by European Parkinson’s Disease Association. The first celebration of WPDD was held April 11, 1997.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month - April 11, World Parkinson's Disease Day

The disease was first describe in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by Dr. Parkinson where he described the disease. This disease has a pattern of lessened muscular power, involuntary tremulous motion, even if these are supported.  Plus, a tendency to bend the body forwards, and to involuntarily switch from a walking to a running pace, while the sense and intellect deteriorate.

Michael J. Fox is a well known actor with Parkinson’s Disease. It is said that one in 500 people have this disease.

The Red Tulip is the official symbol of the Parkinson’s Community.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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