Busting Parkinson’s disease myths with our new infographic

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Author: Aileen ScoularPublished: 7 April 2022

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An infographic about Parkinson's.

From common symptoms to who’s at risk, many myths and misconceptions still surround Parkinson’s. So, ahead of World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April, we’ve launched a bold new infographic to help share knowledge beyond the community. Here’s how you can get involved


Many of the people we interview for Parkinson’s Life tell us that others – including their own friends and family – don’t always understand the realities of living with the condition.

For instance, how many people know that there are 40 possible symptoms? Or that Parkinson’s can affect people of any age?

We’ve created a new infographic to bust three myths surrounding the condition and, in turn, help improve understanding and awareness.

Designed to be easily shareable on social channels, including Twitter and Instagram, the infographic can be used by anyone who wishes to take a stand against common stereotypes – and help to amplify the voices of people with the condition this World Parkinson’s Day.

Parkinson's Life infographic.

Parkinson’s Life infographic, also available as individual, shareable assets.

#PLMythBusters

The goal of this simple storyboard is to open a dialogue beyond Parkinson’s community and help to raise awareness of common symptoms, so that diagnosis and treatment come sooner. At the same time, we hope that it will encourage friends, family and colleagues to support people living with Parkinson’s in practical and meaningful ways.

Commenting on the launch of the infographic, Parkinson’s Life editor, Johanna Stiefler Johnson, said: “We hope this infographic can help increase awareness around the condition and have a positive impact not only on the lives of people with Parkinson’s, but those outside the community as well.”

What are the myths around Parkinson’s that you think need to be tackled?

 

Get involved this World Parkinson’s Day

To join Parkinson’s Life in sharing the infographic during Parkinson’s Awareness Month, check out our social posts below – and feel free to like, comment, retweet and share.

Or you can download the assets for each social channel below to create your own posts – just don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag ‘#PLMythBusters’!


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