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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness in April!

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s.

  • Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.
  • Seven to 10 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50.

Unfortunately, the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown and presently, there is no cure. That’s why we are working to raise awareness and support. Make a difference this April by donating to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org. Visit https://support.pdf.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=272 to view Parkinson’s educational material and resources.

gave-my-sole-for-parkinsons-150x150Also, Residential is helping sponsor the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Walkathon & 5K Run on Saturday, June 7 at South Lake Schools in St. Clair Shores. We are forming a Residential team – if you are interested in participating or donating, please contact meaghan.lewis@residentialhomehealth.com. Additional event information is available here: https://www.parkinsonsmi.org/walkathon.