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Name Parkinson's
Related to/Also known as Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
Symptoms 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.
Types  
Useful national contacts

Parkinson's UK
Link opens in new window www.parkinsons.org.uk
Tel: 0808 800 0303
Find a support group near you:
Link opens in new window www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/local-groups


Dance for Parkinson's Network UK
Link opens in new window www.danceforparkinsonsuk.org


Younger People's Groups
Tel. 0808 800 0303
Link opens in new window www.parkinsons.org.uk/youngerpeoplesgroups


   
Online resources

Physiotherapy works: Parkinson's (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
Link opens in new window www.csp.org.uk/publications/physiotherapy-works-parkinsons-disease


MediKidz explain Parkinson's Disease
Link opens in new window www.medikidz.com/gb-en/shop/brain-eyes-nerves/medikidz-explain-parkinsons-disease


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)
Link opens in new window www.bda.org.uk/health-parkinsons-disease

Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

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