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Everry 9 minutes,
Someone in the United States learns that have Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological movement disorder that affects one million Americans, including many individuals under the age of 40. Today, a new diagnosis is made every nine minutes, but Parkinson's can exist for years before being detected. Parkinson's is not limited to how a person moves. It can also cause symptoms such as depression, fatigue, and speech impairment. Current research shows that there is no cure for Parkinson's. (APDA)

What are we doing?

Parkinson's disease is the second most common chronic disease worldwide. Approximately 65% of the 150,000 people with Parkinson's in Turkey and 10 million Parkinson's patients worldwide experience freezing of gait (FOG) while walking. Additionally, it is likely for patients with Atypical Parkinsonism (AP) to develop a FOG condition. When FOG occurs, patients become temporarily frozen and unable to continue their walking. This can lead to dangerous situations as patients lose their ability to walk during FOG. Consequently, patients are deprived of social activities. As a result, 40% of Parkinson's patients also experience psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Furthermore, only 20% of patients are willing to seek psychological treatment. The problem we are working on is the freezing of gait experienced by Parkinson's patients.

It is estimated that the number of Parkinson's patients worldwide will reach approximately 17-18 million by the year 2040.

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