Name Parkinson's
Related to/Also known as Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
Symptoms of Parkinson's
A progressive neurological condition, which can affect talking, walking, swallowing, writing etc. Characterised by slowness in the initiation and performance of movement, and sometimes tremor, usually at rest.
Useful national contacts

Parkinson's UK
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Tel: 0808 800 0303
Find a support group near you:
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Dance for Parkinson's Network UK
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Younger People's Groups
Tel. 0808 800 0303
Link opens in new window www.parkinsons.org.uk/youngerpeoplesgroups

News and events

11th April 2018 is World Parkinson's Day
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Online resources

Physiotherapy works: Parkinson's (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
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MediKidz explain Parkinson's Disease
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Parkinson's Disease (U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
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Parkinson's Disease (British Deaf Association video with BSL and text)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Parkinson's and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Our Mum has Parkinson's Visit our library to read Our Mum has Parkinson's by Karen Goodall, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 32. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org