World Parkinson’s Day 2022: April 11, info, how to support?

World Parkinsons Day 2022 April 11 info how to support

Parkinson’s disease affects more than 200,000 people in France. Every year, World Parkinson’s Day is celebrated in April. It is a major event that brings together patients, caregivers, researchers and health professionals.

Every year since 1997, World Parkinson’s Day has been celebrated in April. The opportunity to highlight this neurodegenerative disease characterized by the destruction of specific neurons and for which there is no no treatment curative. In France, 200,000 people are affected (1 in 250 adults) and 25,000 new cases occur each year, i.e. one new case every 2.5 hours according to’France Parkinson Association. The disease is the 2nd cause of motor disability after stroke. It is the fastest growing disease in the world partly due to an aging population. The number of affected patients worldwide is increased from 2.6 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2015. And he should reach 12.9 million in 2040saccording to forecasts by France Parkinson. What is the date of World Parkinson’s Day ? What is his origin ? What events are organized for editing 2022 ?

When is World Parkinson’s Day?

World Parkinson’s Day takes place every year on April 11. In 2022, it will take place on Monday, April 11.

What is the purpose of World Parkinson’s Day?

World Parkinson’s Day aims to improve knowledge of the disease, raise public awareness and fund research for better care patients.

What events are organized for Parkinson’s Day in 2022?

On the occasion of World Parkinson’s Day, which will take place on Monday, April 11, 2022, the committees of the France Parkinson association organize almost 50 events throughout France (the event map in the different regions can be found on the association’s website) from the beginning of April to the end of May. Every year, conferences, group outings and gatherings are organized to raise awareness and inform about this disease, how it works and the role of treatments. The 2022 edition at Paris will be held at the City of Science and Industry at 30 avenue Corentin Cariou (75019) on April 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the program : a conference on Parkinson’s disease by the neurologist Philippe Rémy, a demonstration of therapeutic dance for patients with the disease, or even a workshop on sports activity. The 2022 edition at Marseilles will take place on April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 2022 edition at Lyons will take place on May 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In 2022, the France Parkinson association is also campaigning to mobilize public opinion on the disease, “a major public health issue which is not however perceived as a cause to defend for the French” (according to a study carried out by OpinionWay in 2022 and taken up by France Parkinson).

What is the origin of World Parkinson’s Day?

World Parkinson’s Day was inaugurated in 1997 by theEuropean Parkinsons Disease Association (EPDA), which made April 11 the world day of this disease. April 11 was the james parkinson date of birth, a British physician who discovered the condition in 1817. It was later named in his honor.

What is the World Parkinson’s Day logo?

Several global organizations including the European Parkinson’s Association, PD Avengers, Parkinson’s Foundation, Davis Phinney Foundation, Brian Grant Foundation and Cure Parkinson have launched “The Spark”, a new logo dedicated to the disease. It is inspired by dopamine, the electrochemical neurotransmitter that people with Parkinson’s disease lose.

The Spark World Parkinson’s Day Logo © EPDA

To support research against Parkinson’s disease, you can join the France Parkinson association in order to participate in meetings and to raise awareness among individuals about this condition. You can also donate online directly on the association’s website, by check payable to France Parkinson and send it to 18 rue des Terres au Curé 75013 Paris or Wire Transfer by calling 01 45 20 20 72 to obtain France Parkinson’s bank details.


World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, 2022, press release association France Parkinson, March 29, 2022.

World Parkinson’s Day 2022, website of the France Parkinson association.

World Parkinson’s Day 2022, European Parkinsons Disease Association (EPDA).