April is a month of Parkinson’s disease awareness. April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day.
This date was not chosen by chance: on April 11, 1755, James Parkinson was born – a wonderful English doctor and researcher who described the disease. This disease now names after his name.
World Parkinson’s Day, with a pronounced social orientation, has been celebrated at the suggestion of WHO for many years. In recent years, major initiatives in this area have been implemented within the framework of the World Educational Program for Parkinson’s Disease, created in 2008 by the Canadian neurologist and public figure A.Q. Rana The aim of the program was to proclaim improved knowledge of the disease by introducing special educational courses and providing a wide range of information about various aspects of Parkinson’s disease. This, in turn, helps to increase the level of interaction between doctors and families in which there are patients with this disease, improves the understanding and satisfaction of patients, which is accompanied by an improvement in the quality of life patients and caregivers.