Responding to Paul Sinha announcing that he has been diagnosed with the condition, Steve Ford, Chief Executive of Parkinson's UK, says:
"Paul Sinha bravely speaking about his Parkinson's diagnosis, and the journey he has been on to get to this point, will do so much to raise awareness of this much misunderstood condition.
"With more than 40 symptoms, Parkinson's undoubtedly throws up new challenges, but with the right treatment and support we can help people to take control of their lives with this unpredictable condition.
"Paul's determination to live well with Parkinson's is mirrored by an incredibly passionate Parkinson's community, determined both to find new and better treatments but also to not let Parkinson's hold them back. We wish Paul all the best with his future projects.”
For more information please contact:
Amy Dodge, Media and PR Manager, Parkinson’s UK, 020 7932 1362
Out of hours: 07961 460248
Every hour, 2 people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's.
It affects 145,000 people in the UK - which is around 1 in 350 of the population.
Parkinson's is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity.
Symptoms vary from person to person, so people with Parkinson’s can benefit hugely from local groups which provide support and an opportunity to share experiences with others in a similar situation.
Parkinson's UK is the UK's leading charity supporting those with the condition. Its mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's through cutting edge research, information, support and campaigning.
For advice, information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk or call our free, confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303.