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About Parkinson's

About Parkinson's

What is Parkinson's?

One person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 127,000 people in the UK.

Symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone.

There's currently no cure, but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.

All about Parkinson's

What is Parkinson's?

Albert, who has Parkinson's

An introduction to Parkinson's and how it progresses


Coral Robb holding a placard saying 'At times I just freeze'

The different symptoms of Parkinson's

Everyday life

Emma, who has Parkinson's, with her boyfriend Shramik

Dealing with everyday issues and challenges of living with Parkinson's

Treating Parkinson's

Drug treatments

Sally Frank, who has Parkinson's, talking to nurses from her local GP surgery

The drugs most commonly used to manage Parkinson’s


Koki Patel

Surgery may be suitable for some people with Parkinson’s


Nurse with Harold Spencer, who has Parkinson's at Derby London Road Community Hospital

Therapies to help you manage your condition

Parkinson's UK publications

For everyone affected by Parkinson's

We have a wide range of publications about all aspects of Parkinson's - for people with Parkinson's, their carers and family, and health and social care professionals.

Browse our publications

Did you know?

All of our information sheets and booklets are available in large print. And they're all free of charge.

Taking control

My focus is not on Parkinson's, it's on living. Don't wait for someone to come along and help you - go out and help yourself.

Paul was diagnosed in 2009. He's a keen artist and goes to clowning and dance classes.
Paul, who has Parkinson's, at home