If you don’t have a loved one who has been impacted by this disease, the first image that comes to your mind after hearing “Parkinsons” may well be actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed at age 30. Along with Michael, there are 4 to 6 million others worldwide who suffer from the slowly progressive brain disorder.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and a good time to brush up on some of the key warning signs. They include tremor or shaking, suddenly smaller handwriting, loss of smell, trouble sleeping, moving or walking, and a host of other signs that could also be the result of another condition.
To learn about 30 ways you can support Parkinson’s research and awareness, go to Parkinsons.org.