Paul, who has Parkinson's

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. 

The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's in the UK is about 145,000. That's around 1 adult in every 350.

About Parkinson's

People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.

There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition.

Our researchers are working hard to develop new and better treatments - and one day a cure.

Watch our short video to find out more about Parkinson's.

3 things we know about Parkinson's

Genna, a young woman with Parkinson's, looking to the left of the camera

Parkinson's Is

We've launched 'Parkinson's Is' – our new campaign. Shaped by people affected by Parkinson's, we aim to show the world that Parkinson's is serious.

See our campaign