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WORLD PARKINSON’S DISEASE DAY

Every year in April 11 th, Dr. J. Parkinson's birthdate is celebrated as World Parkinson's Day. On this day, efforts are made to raise general consciousness of this terrible disease as well as the good deeds carried out by international organisations that are committed to preventing and curing this crippling illness.

An essay on the shaking palsy, written by the English physician and scholar Dr. James Parkinson, was first released in 1817. Even though these are supported, he reported a pattern of diminished muscular strength and involuntary trembling. He also mentioned how those who have this illness have a propensity to bend their bodies forward and unconsciously change their gait from walking to running as their senses and intelligence decline.

The condition wasn't assigned the term Parkinson's Disease until several decades later, in the 1870s. (sometimes called PD). Dr. Parkinson's study was taken up and continued by French neuroscientist Jean Martin Charcot, who later gave the illness his name.

In 1997, the first World Parkinson's Day was observed. The World Health Organization and the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) joined forces to launch it, with the goal of promoting support for and knowledge of study into the causes, treatments, and prevention of this illness. It is now recognised by the WHO as a holiday and is endorsed by the UN.

The red flower was made one of the well-known emblems of Parkinson's disease at the 9th World Parkinson's Disease Day at the Luxembourg Conference.

The history of the Red Tulip can be traced to Dutch gardener J.W.S. Van der Wereld, who was afflicted with Parkinson's disease. He had succeeded in creating a Red and White Tulip, which he dubbed in homage to the person who had given his illness that moniker. Following this, the Tulip was given the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit in London and later the Royal General Bulb Growers Trial Garden Award.

Without a question, World Parkinson's Day is a worthy cause, and today is the ideal time to support it. So let's get underway and celebrate this day now!

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