In Quebec, 25,000 people live with Parkinson’s disease. Even today, this disease isn’t very known and many associate it only with the tremor. But Parkinson’s is much more than tremors. The “and so” campaign aims to raise awareness of the motor and non-motor symptoms that people affected by Parkinson’s must deal with daily. And they are many!
On Facebook, people living with Parkinson’s have answered to the question ‘’ Asides from the tremor, what is Parkinson’s for you? ‘’
We have collected their answers and they were eloquent! All it takes, is to imagine living with the symptoms of this disease, for which there is no cure discovered to this day, in order to measure a little more it’s impact.
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“The public’s lack of awareness of Parkinson’s disease is a major obstacle for people living with Parkinson’s disease. It is difficult for them to obtain services that meet their needs given the magnitude and complexity of the motor and non-motor symptoms of the disease and their impact in their lives.’’ Says Nicole Charpentier, Executive Director of Parkinson Quebec.
In addition to resting tremors, slow movement, muscle rigidity and postural instability, many non-motor symptoms may be experienced by people living with Parkinson’s. These have a significant impact on the quality and the maintenance of an active lifestyle.