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Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing brain disease in the world

Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing brain disease in the world

Janine pudding January 21, 2024 – 8:09 pm

ParkinsonNL is launching its 'Parkinson's Don't Wait' fundraising campaign. Donate now and stop Parkinson's disease. With this campaign, ParkinsonNL wants to emphasize the urgency of the disease and the importance of research. This is what is desperately needed! Because the number of people with Parkinson's disease is increasing dramatically; Parkinson's disease is currently the fastest growing brain disease in the world. A brutal disease that changes lives forever. The campaign will be launched across radio, signage, social media and print in December 2023 and January 2024.

Numbers don't lie!

Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder today. It affects children and adults. Professor Dr. Bas Blom (neurologist and Parkinson's disease ambassador) speaks in his book Parkinson's pandemic Even from the epidemic. “To give you an idea, in the last decade, the number of Americans with this disease has increased by 35 percent. In Europe we have seen a 25 percent increase in the last 20 years. If we do nothing, the number of people with Parkinson's disease will double (period 2015-2040)' In addition to an aging population, the number of people with Parkinson's disease is growing, especially in countries with a lot of industry, such as the United States and the Netherlands. There is strong evidence that the growth is linked to pollutants in our environment, such as pesticides.

Stopping Parkinson's disease starts with research

Parkinson's disease is a progressive and incurable disease. It is also not yet possible to slow down the disease process. However, proper treatment leads to fewer complaints. Through scientific research, ParkinsonNL wants to increase knowledge and insight in order to provide people with Parkinson's disease with the best care, treatment and ultimately cure and prevention of the disease.

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Source: Parkinson NL