More than a tremor… more than depression… more than loneliness… Parkinson’s is More Than You Can See

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (PSSO) is kicking off the month beginning April 1st with the campaign “More Than You Can See”. The goal of this awareness campaign is to shed light on the real struggles of living with Parkinson’s disease.

There is a stigma around Parkinson’s that it’s the disease that “people shake” but it is so much more. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor and non-motor functions of the body. Someone with Parkinson’s could experience depression, anxiety, hallucinations, loss of the ability to drive, dress, eat, swallow, speak and much more.

This awareness campaign brings the real struggle of Parkinson’s to the forefront and advocates for people to learn more about this condition.

The campaign also features two events April 11th – World Parkinson’s Day, where a celebration & the organization’s AGM will be hosted at PSSO’s office to bring awareness and celebrate the strength of clients. The second event is on April 29th – Spring Regional Parkinson’s Conference that will be hosted in Windsor which is an opportunity for fantastic education.

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