World Parkinson's Day 2020

For World Parkinson’s Day 2020 the Parkinson’s community came together to share their experiences. Together, they helped people get to know Parkinson’s

Do you know Parkinson’s?

If you know 66 people, chances are you know someone who knows Parkinson’s.

For World Parkinson’s Day 2020, some of the 1 million people affected by Parkinson’s shared their stories. The community, with support from Parkinson’s UK and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, launched an interactive map of stories. Gathered from all over the UK, these stories helped people get to know Parkinson’s.

Community

People with Parkinson’s, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians - different people came together to tell the story of Parkinson’s. And the map showed these different experiences. After all, everyone’s experience of Parkinson’s is different. And how they feel about it is different too.

Parkinson’s isn’t just for one day. For our storytellers, it’s part of every day of their life. So is the community as a lasting network of support. 

Since World Parkinson’s Day, this community has taken the time to say thank you to everyone involved - and everyone involved in their daily experiences of Parkinson’s.

How the Parkinson’s community came together for World Parkinson’s Day

More than a million people in the UK are affected by Parkinson’s. Living with it, or knowing someone who is. But for a condition that impacts so many lives, the public doesn’t always know a lot about it.

What is Parkinson's?

If you know 66 people, chances are you know someone who knows Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. There's currently no cure for Parkinson's, but there are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition.