World Parkinson's Day 2021

This year the Parkinson’s community came together to show that whatever your story, whatever your experience with Parkinson’s, you’re not alone.

Whether you're staying at home or beginning to get out more, there are lots of ways to connect with other people in this community.

Reach out today.

Get inspired. Catch up on the live event

Hosted by Parkinson’s activists Dave Clark and Clare Addison, we came together online to talk about the subjects that are most important to you after a year in a pandemic.

We heard powerful stories about staying connected, as well as expert advice on exercise, research and activism.

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  • Find out how to be involved in research and build your own research network with Parkinson’s research and engagement expert, Claire Bale.

  • Hear from specialist physio, Fiona Lindop about the best ways to stay active.
  • Get the most from online and telephone appointments with advice from Parkinson’s nurse consultant, Dr Annette Hand.
  • Consultant neurologist Professor Bas Bloem tells us why the future of Parkinson’s treatments will see people as people rather than patients.

Reach out and get support

If you are struggling to access NHS services, our free helpline on 0808 800 0303 offers advice and information about getting the right healthcare for you. Or you can email [email protected].
 
We also have lots of advice on exercise and physical activity, to help you manage your symptoms while many in-person activities are still on hold, and tips on how to stay motivated.
 
For many of us, living with Parkinson’s can feel lonely at times. In this article, clinical neuropsychologist Jennifer Foley discusses how you can manage these feelings, and Gary who has Parkinson's shares his experience of loneliness.

Dave Clark says:

"The constant support I've received from the Parkinson's community has always been an incredible boost for me, and I've always tried my hardest to repay that by being an active member. Coronavirus hasn't stopped that, but it has changed it. 

"It's not always been easy but by embracing new ways of connecting with exercise, with health care and with each other, we've broken down geographical and physical barriers."