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Parkinson's. Can't wait for better treatments. Can't wait for a cure. Can't give in.
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Your friend. Colleague. Mum. Anyone can get Parkinson's, young or old. It's the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
Karen was diagnosed with Parkinson's in her late 40s. She gets painful muscle spasms all over her body. These could stop her being able to walk.
"This condition can take over your whole body. I don't want that to happen. And that's why I fight it every single day."
She knows what a difference new treatments can make. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery doesn't work for everyone. But for Karen, it's been life-changing. She no longer needs to manage her Parkinson's with 21 different tablets every day.
But her Parkinson's hasn't stopped progressing. We need to find new treatments. Better treatments. And we can't wait.
We're not your typical charity. We invest in pioneering research, from cannabidiol (CBD) to experimental brain surgery. We fast track promising discoveries.
And you can be part of it. Donate now and together we'll find a cure.
Over 40 symptoms. No two people the same.
Hema had to stop doing the job she loved. Most people are diagnosed when they're older and may be retired, but you can get Parkinson's at any age. Suddenly you can't work. Can't provide. Can't support your family.
Matt can't get his food into his mouth. "It's been so long since I have been able to eat without throwing it on the floor. Being able to take something that could give me back control of my body would be a game-changer.”
Paula takes 13 pills every day. It's a constant balancing act. Delaying her medication by even 15 minutes can derail her whole day. And Parkinson's meds can have serious side effects, from involuntary movements to hallucinations.
For Omotola, it can feel like a constant battle against negative thoughts. "The worst thing is that Parkinson's makes you feel like you're not enough. As a wife, a mum and a friend. But I am determined to defy the limitations that Parkinson's has placed on me."
We can find a cure
For over 50 years, we've been pushing the boundaries of science, investing in major trials and changing lives.
And we can't stop now. We're getting closer to a cure every day.
Right now, we’re testing devices and drugs in clinical trials. We're close to major breakthroughs. We're pushing to deliver a vital new treatment by the end of 2024.
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We're a people powered movement determined to transform lives and find a cure.
People with Parkinson's, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians, all playing our part.
From volunteering and campaigning to fundraising and taking part in research.
We are clear about who we are, what we do, and how your gift is used. We will never share your details for third parties to contact you nor sell on for financial gain.
Not enough people understand what it's like to live with Parkinson's.
This makes it harder for people with Parkinson's and their loved ones. And it stops more people getting involved in our movement to transform lives and find a cure.
Together, we can change that. Led by people with Parkinson's, we can tell powerful stories about what it's really like to live with the condition.