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EPDA Launches Third And Final Life With Parkinson's Booklet To Help Improve The Everyday Lives Of People With Parkinson's Disease

AMSTERDAM, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Launch helps mark the voluntary organisation ' s 20 th   anniversary celebrations in Amsterdam

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) has launched the third and final booklet in its Life with Parkinson's series. This latest edition concludes a four-year awareness campaign, which aims to highlight the lack of understanding and knowledge concerning Parkinson's that exists throughout Europe today. The booklet's launch, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was one of the many activities in a weekend dedicated to celebrating the organisation's 20 th anniversary year and its commitment to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's (PwPs).

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The Life with Parkinson's awareness campaign began in 2008 and the accompanying booklet series has since achieved Europe-wide acclaim from the Parkinson's community, with people living with the disease and healthcare professionals praising the EPDA for its work. " We say that our condition and feelings are impossible to communicate, but this booklet persuaded me that there is a way to share our situation with others, " said Bohumila Šindelářová, a PwP from the Czech Republic. " I have to praise all the booklets, " added Olga Bandelj, a PwP from Slovenia. " They are very useful. I use them every day. "

The first part of the campaign focused on the importance of early diagnosis and advanced Parkinson's management while the second part focused on the disease's non-motor symptoms and demonstrated the complexities associated with the condition.  

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