This week is Parkinson's Awareness Week, here to help bring awareness to the disease and this year's theme is Find a Cure.
It's a progressive neurological condition which affects one person in every 500 - about 127,000 people in the UK.
The disease is more likely to affect those aged 50 or over, but younger people can get it too.
The overall theme of the week is ‘‘find a cure’ and the charity Parkinson's UK will be launching a special appeal for volunteers to take part in a large nationwide research study, as well as asking people to take part in fundraising and awareness raising events and make donations in support of Parkinson’s research.
During the week they are promoting all the different ways that people can get involved in research studies, in fundraising, in campaigning, and supporting our 350 plus local groups.
Key facts about Parkinson’s:
o Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's.
o One person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 120,000 people in the UK.
o Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is diagnosed under the age of 40.
o Up to 7 million people in the UK are touched by Parkinson's in some way.