Our film, The Long Road to Hope , debuted on World Parkinson’s Day (April 11th) 2022 – stream it below and watch even more content on our sister website, www.parkinsontv.org . Ending Parkinson’s Disease proposes a bold PACT to Prevent the disease, Advocate for protective policies, Care for patients, and Treat the condition with innovative therapies.
Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world. Over the past twenty-five years, the number of people with the condition has jumped from 3 million to over 6 million. By 2040, it will likely double again. We are failing to stop this onslaught. Harmful pesticides and other toxic chemicals that contribute to Parkinson’s surround us. At the same time, our investment in new therapies has lagged behind the disease, and many people remain undiagnosed and untreated. About the Documentary Over 200 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s each day. 100 die.
The greatest cause for hope – and the biggest impetus to action – is that this is largely preventable. Through addressing the root causes of Parkinson’s, advocating for those with and at risk for the disease, caring for all affected, and discovering and developing better treatments for the disease, we can improve outcomes for everyone. We profiled twelve extraordinary individuals with Parkinson’s and have the privilege of sharing with you their personal journeys to end this.