Posted by Aston Avery

UK sleepwalking into Parkinson’s pandemic

Despite 1 in 3 adults in the UK knowing someone with Parkinson’s, there is an alarming lack of knowledge about the disease. 

But, for every person diagnosed, over 100 people are in some way touched by it, and disability and death due to the condition are increasing faster than any other neurological disorder (WHO).

Now, research published today from Cure Parkinson’s, says less than a fifth (17%) are aware of the impending Parkinson’s pandemic, highlighted by many academics and the World Health Organisation.

Aston spoke to Will Cook, CEO of Cure Parkinson’s and Pete Anthem.

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