At the moment, there is no cure for Parkinson's.
We've already made enormous strides in our understanding of the condition and developed better treatments and therapies.
But despite recent progress we’re still searching for a cure.
Parkinson's UK is the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in Europe. We've fast-tracked research to identify the support that people need right now, in this crisis.
Through innovation and collaboration we are leading the way to find a cure. Find out how you can be part of this by taking part in research using out Take Part Hub.
Having Parkinson's doesn't necessarily mean that you will have to stop driving.
But there are some things you need to know about staying safe on the road, and you may need to have a medical or driving assessment.
Just because you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's, it doesn’t mean you have to stop work.
If your treatment is carefully managed and you have plenty of support, it is possible to continue working for many years.
This depends on the type of job you have and how Parkinson's affects you.
Having Parkinson's may affect your finances. But knowing what financial support is available and planning and managing your finances will help you.
We can help you connect with other people affected by Parkinson’s - whether you're someone living with the condition or a family member, friend or carer. Our support services are a great way of finding out how other people cope with Parkinson's.
You can also read about other people's experiences of Parkinson's in our real life stories hub.
Parkinson's isn't just an older person's condition. But people often think it is, and that can be alienating for younger people who are diagnosed.
Having Parkinson's as a younger person isn't going to be easy, but we can let you know exactly what information and support we can offer to manage your condition.
“Diagnosis put me at a real crossroads. I had no idea what the future would hold for me and it was really hard letting go of my old way of life.”
Mel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year ago at the age 45, something which she describes as a ‘monumental moment’. Here she shares her story and explains how her positive outlook is helping her through.
Coping with your diagnosis
In this video, hear from other people living with Parkinson's and their families about how they came to terms with their diagnosis.
You'll also hear their ideas about how to start feeling in control of life with the condition.
Recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s?
Take part in a programme designed for you.
First Steps is a free online programme designed for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's.
Interested in research?
People with Parkinson's, and the people in their lives are part of research breakthroughs.
Through the Take Part Hub, people can participate from the very beginning. Opportunities to take part in research range from questionnaires to be completed at home, to trialling new treatments.
Parkinson's and you
This introductory guide to Parkinson's contains information about symptoms, treatments and living with Parkinson's.
It includes information on everything from work, driving, diet and exercise to emotional issues and relationships.
We know lots of people would rather have something in their hands to read, so you can order printed copies of our information by post, phone or email.
Find local services, activities and support
Helpline and local advisers
Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about your recent diagnosis and life with Parkinson's.
Call us on 0808 800 0303.