Parkinson’s is not top of mind nor a ‘must solve disease’ in the public’s mind. It is misunderstood, seen as an old person’s disease and its effects dismissed as part of aging. In fact, it is far more debilitating, slowly robbing sufferers of their ability to control and co-ordinate their movements, destroying their quality of life (and often their memory and personality). It is not a disease reserved for the ‘old’.
Our brief was to change misperceptions about Parkinson’s.