Friday, 4 May 2012

Thought of the Day (aka rant):  A large number of people in the UK suffer from movement disorders.

 Essential tremor - the most common movement disorder - affects one in 20 people under the age of 40 and one in five people over 65.  (

120,000 people in the UK have Parkinson's. (

100,000 have MS. (

300,000 people in the UK suffer from Tourettes. (

Isn't it time that these people were more represented on TV so that if you're on a train maybe not quite as many people stare at you?  Just think public awareness needs to be raised a bit to reduce the levels of ignorance.

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