5 things to look out for at our UK Members' Day and AGM
Our Members' Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is just around the corner. Here are 5 things to watch out for.
Research shows at home exercise improves movement symptoms
Researchers have shown that those taking part in a home-based exercise programme experienced improvements in their motor symptoms.
Waiting times for PIP appeals increase again
New data shows that some people waiting to get Personal Independence Payments has increased to over a year
It was so good last year, we are doing it again!
Parkinson’s Does Strictly was so successful last year, that we are doing it again. The event will see 10 couples taken to the dance floor, perform 2 dances and compete for the all-important glitterball trophy.
Prostate drug shows promise in Parkinson’s
A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may have exciting potential for slowing down Parkinson's, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Golf helps my Parkinson’s
Young golfer finds exercise helps him with his symptoms
Scientists uncover further evidence that Parkinson's could start in the gut
New research in rats has shown that alpha-synuclein, an abnormal protein normally found in brain cells affected in Parkinson's, can move rapidly from the gut to the brain. These findings support growing evidence that Parkinson’s may start in the gut rather than the brain.
Our new chair of the Board of Trustees
Mark Goodridge will retire as chair in October, and Gary Shaughnessy has been elected as his successor
What the Spending Review means for people with Parkinson’s
A brief summary on what the latest Spending Review means for people with Parkinson's and their families and carers
Applying for a Blue Badge is being made easier for those with ‘hidden disabilities’
From 30 August it will be easier for people with 'hidden disabilities' to apply for Blue Badges, and in some situations, they will be automatically entitled. Hidden disabilities can include things like anxiety, freezing or symptoms that may put people at risk of serious harm.