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. 

Around 145,000 people live with Parkinson’s in the UK. And it's the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.


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About Parkinson's

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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.

When will there be a cure for Parkinson's?

We’re the driving force behind 50 years of groundbreaking research. Now, we understand more about the condition than ever before.

Thanks to the Parkinson’s community, we’re close to major breakthroughs. Together we can find new treatments and get closer to a cure.

Types of Parkinson's

Parkinsonism is a term that covers several conditions, including Parkinson’s and others with similar symptoms.

Parkinson's symptoms

There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s. Everyone’s experience is different. But the 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's are a tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement.

You can’t always see Parkinson’s symptoms. But you may also experience other symptoms including problems with sleep, and memory and mental health issues.

Can’t stand by. Can find a cure.

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. It can lead to a lot of can’ts. 

But with your help we can discover new treatments. Can find new therapies. Can improve lives. We can find a cure. But we can’t do it without you.