Parkinson Fund

At present, almost seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's disease. Approximately one in fifty people over the age of 65 suffers from Parkinson's disease. However, the disease often affects young people, even under the age of 40. Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing neurological disease. The number of Parkinson's patients will double in the next twenty years.

Parkinson's is a very complex disease with a wide range of symptoms and with huge differences between individual patients. Parkinson's gradually undermines patients' control over their muscles, making it more difficult for them to move. In addition, Parkinson's can also affect the mental and emotional life of the patient. For example, Parkinson's can cause depression, psychosis and dementia.

The fund aims to further unravel the mechanism behind Parkinson's disease through neurological research. Parkinson's is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world today. You can support the fund generally or more specific the project of Professor Wim Vandenberghe and his team. They analyze how mutations in certain proteins disrupt the quality of mitochondria.


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