More than 15 000 people in Switzerland suffer from Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes increasing disability. Parkinson's disease causes motor and non-motor symptoms. The cause of the disease remains unclear. Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing neurological disease in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). One reason for this is the ageing population.
Read more in the media release of the Swiss Neurological Society (in German).