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Are we 'Parkinson's friendly'?

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Are we 'Parkinson's friendly'?

 

Here’s one statistic Minnesota doesn’t want to brag about – it’s the third largest state per capita impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). An estimated 20,000 people are living with PD in Minnesota; the only states with greater PD impact are North Dakota and South Dakota.

By: Tara Bitzan, Alexandria Echo Press

 

 

Here’s one statistic Minnesota doesn’t want to brag about – it’s the third largest state per capita impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD).

An estimated 20,000 people are living with PD in Minnesota; the only states with greater PD impact are North Dakota and South Dakota.

But one thing Minnesota can brag about is that it’s taking action to ensure that the state’s communities are “Parkinson’s friendly.” Alexandria has been identified as one of three communities in which the initiative will begin.

The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is working to create Parkinson’s-friendly communities across the Upper Midwest. According to organizers, this isn’t a bricks and mortar project, but is rather about ensuring individuals and families touched by PD remain vibrant, engaged members of their communities.

 

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