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.

• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about Parkinson's.

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
• The Liverpool Parkinson's UK Support Group meets at The Brain Charity

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

Children & young people Talking to children and teenagers (Parkinson's UK)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y3e3nxge
Online resources

Parkinson's disease (NHS website)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/parkinsons-disease

Muscle cramps and dystonia (Parkinson's UK)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y49j24ya

Physiotherapy works: Parkinson's (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
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Parkinson's Disease (U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
Link opens in new window https://nccih.nih.gov/health/parkinson-disease

Understanding Parkinson's (U.S. Parkinson's Foundation)
Link opens in new window www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons
News and events  
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. For example, visitors to our library can read lots about diet and Parkinson's.

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.