Here are some questions lots of people have after diagnosis. You may find this information helpful if you've been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's.
You may also find it helpful if someone you know like your partner, friend or relative has been diagnosed.
Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. But everyone's Parkinson's progresses differently.
At the moment, there is no cure for Parkinson's.
Parkinson's UK is the largest European charitable funder of Parkinson's research and we've already made enormous strides in our understanding of the condition and developed better treatments and therapies. We've also fast-tracked research to identify the support that people need right now.
We’re working hard to find a cure and are investing in pioneering projects that could slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.
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, including telling your licensing agency you have Parkinson’s.
If 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.
Being active is good for you. It's especially good for you if you have Parkinson's.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Being active can help manage your Parkinson’s symptoms and has a positive impact both physically and mentally.
Parkinson's doesn’t just affect older people. But people often think it does, and that can be alienating for younger people who are diagnosed.
Find local groups, support and social activities
There is lots of in-person and online support to help you live well with Parkinson’s. Search to find your nearest local group, emotional and practical support, health and wellbeing services or social activities.
Get printed information
This pack contains information about Parkinson's UK as well as Parkinson's and you, our print booklet for people newly diagnosed, and our Being active with Parkinson's guide.
Helpline and Parkinson's advisers
Our helpline and Parkinson's advisers are here to answer any questions you have about your recent diagnosis and life with Parkinson's.
Call us on 0808 800 0303.