It's time to start the conversation. It's time to talk about Parkinson's.
Not enough people understand what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s. They don’t know it’s a serious condition. They don’t realise that treatments are limited and that there is no cure.
There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s. We need to get them all understood. People experience a huge range of symptoms from pain and stiffness, to problems with sleep and mental health. Everyone’s experience is different, and it can have a massive impact on everyday life.
John has volunteered for Parkinson's UK in several roles. He thinks that talking about Parkinson's is hugely important. He says:
"I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 14 years ago at 46. Eventually, I lost my job and some of my self esteem and worth but my desire to speak out about Parkinson’s gave me back this worth and self esteem. I feel that I’m contributing to a bigger and worthier cause than just me. It makes a difference and I love it."
Until we find a cure, we’re talking about Parkinson’s. Because we need to get Parkinson’s understood. So more people can fundraise, can fight for a fair benefits systems and, ultimately, can get us closer to that cure.
Together, we can make a difference to the lives of everyone living with Parkinson’s.
Because of donations from people like you, we’re able to campaign to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and fight for better support everyday.
Working with the Parkinson’s community, we’re proudly campaigning to make sure the disability benefits system is fair. But we need to do more and you can help achieve this.
Will you donate now and help us be there for everyone with Parkinson’s?
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