April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month: How can you take Initiative?
Lea Dempsey, a seventh grader from New Jersey, is one of the many children taking initiative in helping their loved ones by raising awareness for
Parkinson’s disease. Let’s congratulate her on winning this year’s Annual Parkinson’s Awareness “t-shirt design” contest! She designed the shirt with her grandfather Elwood in mind, as he lived with the disease for over a decade.
You might not know this, but the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates that there are roughly 7 to 10 million people in the world living with Parkinson’s. At a national scale, Parkinson’s Canada estimates that there are about 100,000 Canadians living with the disease! Parkinson’s is a common neuro-degenerative disorder that affects the way people live on a day-to-day basis. If you know someone with Parkinson’s, Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke employs professional, in-home
CAREGiver’s that are available to assist your loved ones complete their daily activities. They are very compassionate, patient, well-educated and trained in specialized care for seniors suffering from not only Parkinson’s, but other diseases or issues. There are
plenty of ways Home Instead Senior Care can help.
So, you’re probably thinking, “How can I do my part? I want to help raise awareness!”
Of course you can! There are countless amounts of approaches, whether you want to make an impact locally or nationally. Throughout the month of April,
Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke will be posting meaningful content relating to Parkinson’s, as well as suggesting ways that you can get involved. Here are a few to get you started off:
You can even plan and schedule
Home Instead Senior Care’s Education Coordinator, Jennifer Churchill, to come out and give a short presentation on how we help those with, not only Parkinson’s, but other cognitive diseases or issues. If you are considering this option, email Jennifer at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, while you’re in the planning stages to ensure she will be available on your potential dates.
Helpful Links & Upcoming Awareness Events
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