J484

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J484



Senate Resolution No. 484

BY: Senator BIAGGI

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
April 2019, as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
in the State of New York

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in recognizing
serious diseases by proclaiming official months to increase awareness of
such concerns, which affect thousands of New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as Parkinson's Disease
Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Parkinson's Disease is a progressive disorder of the
nervous system that affects movement; and

WHEREAS, In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of
Parkinson's Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million
people who currently have Parkinson's Disease; and

WHEREAS, Great strides have been made in the battle against
Parkinson's Disease; Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month is committed to
fighting this horrific disease by finding better ways to prevent,
detect, and provide treatment; and

WHEREAS, Parkinson's Disease is a substantial health problem in the
State of New York and throughout the United States; it strikes
disproportionately more men, but also women, with the average age of
onset being 60 years old; and

WHEREAS, The symptoms of Parkinson's Disease can vary from person to
person; early signs may be subtle and can go unnoticed; symptoms
typically begin on one side of the body and usually remain worse on that
side even after symptoms begin to affect both sides; and

WHEREAS, People suffering with Parkinson's Disease can exhibit many
signs and symptoms including tremors, rigidity, slowing of motions,
postural instability, depression, emotional changes, difficulty with
swallowing and chewing, speech changes, sleep problems, pain and
dementia; and

WHEREAS, While there is no cure for Parkinson's Disease, many
different types of medications and surgical options are available for
its treatment; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as
Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

actions

  • 14 / Feb / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / Feb / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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