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Parkinson's UK
12/02/2016 at 07:51. Facebook
Exciting news today. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Research has highlighted new possibilities for treating Parkinson's, as researchers find a biological link between the gut and the condition for the first time.

Could gut bacteria hold the key to Parkinson's treatments?

Parkinson's UK
yesterday at 17:20. Facebook
New research has highlighted the potential of using a type of brain scan to diagnose Parkinson's.

Research suggests that 1 in 10 people are misdiagnosed, read our comments at [ Bit.ly Link ]

A brain scan that could diagnose Parkinson's?

Parkinson's UK
yesterday at 09:07. Facebook
Parkinson's UK
11/30/2016 at 09:00. Facebook
"I was plunged into utter shock. I couldn't believe it was happening to me."

Sarah was diagnosed with Parkinson's when she was just 40, and her youngest son was only a few months old.

Read Sarah's story: [ Dailym.ai Link ]

When IS the right time to tell your kids you have a serious condition?

Parkinson's UK
11/29/2016 at 21:12. Facebook
Without the generosity of our fantastic supporters like you, our work would not be possible.

This #GivingTuesday we want to say a massive thank you for all you do!

Parkinson's UK
11/29/2016 at 12:00. Facebook
"I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 12 years ago, when I was just 30 years old. I’d love to be able to say that Parkinson’s doesn’t have an impact on my life, but after 12 years the impact is now massive. I’ve had to give up my career, and now tasks such as cooking can be challenge. I try to do as much as can when the medication is working.

"I had great support from Parkinson’s UK when I was...
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Parkinson's UK
11/29/2016 at 08:15. Facebook
Dr Alan Whone is a brilliant researcher, but he’s not always so great at talking about it! Let’s keep our researchers doing what they do best. #GivingTuesday
Parkinson's UK
11/28/2016 at 16:09. Facebook
English National Ballet are launching their Big Give Christmas Challenge tomorrow! This is to raise funds for their Dance for Parkinson’s programme, which provides high quality dance classes and activities for people living with Parkinson’s. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Dance for Parkinson's Big Give: Meet Sarah

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme consists of high quality dance classes and activities based on the Company’s repertoire for people ...

Parkinson's UK
11/26/2016 at 10:00. Facebook
Does Parkinson's start in the gut?

A new research discovery supports previous studies that suggest the first changes in Parkinson's may happen in the gut before spreading to the brain.

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Further evidence that Parkinson's starts in the gut

Parkinson's UK
11/25/2016 at 16:30. Facebook
Maggie has cared for her husband, who has Parkinson's, for over 30 years. She struggles to get the support she's entitled to.

“I took early retirement and shortly after that my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He had lots of falls, and got osteoarthritis. He couldn’t walk because of the pain, and got addicted to pain killers. On one occasion he took an accidental overdose because he...
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Parkinson's UK
11/25/2016 at 09:58. Facebook
This short film, partly funded by Plymouth University and created by AV Infinite and families affected by Parkinson's, has been made to help teachers and other professionals understand the impact of Parkinson's on young children.

Share it and help spread awareness of the challenges children affected by Parkinson's face every day.
"Is it Parkinson's?"

Worried about symptoms you've been experiencing? We're here. Find out more about getting a diagnosis
Read our comments on what the Autumn Statement means for Parkinson's: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Parkinson's UK - What the Autumn Statement means for Parkinson's

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
- Martha Graham

There's just one week left to enter our When I Dance competition at . Make your moves count by raising awareness of the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson's.

Need some inspiration for your piece? Check out...
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Parkinson Dances

Together we've campaigned against benefit cuts for the past year and on November 17, MPs called on the Government to delay benefit cuts.

Thank you for helping us give people with Parkinson's a voice. It's now up to the Government to decide what happens next. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]

MPs urge Government to pause benefit cuts

This #WorldHelloDay why not say hello and join the conversation on our online forum:
“I was caring for Bob alone until our Parkinson’s nurse suggested we apply for NHS CHC.The whole process was dreadful...I was exhausted. They seemed to forget they were dealing with real people.”

Susan and Bob deserved more. NHS Continuing healthcare needs to change. Read their story at
A huge thank you to everyone who clocked up the miles at our Walk for Parkinson's events this year!
They can't be expected to know everything, but how knowledgeable should GPs be about Parkinson's?

Dr Huw Morris at the UCL Institute of Neurology is a specialist in Parkinson's and gives his view on what GPs should know and how we can improve their understanding of the condition.

What do you think? Join in the discussion by commenting below.
Earlier this year we gave researchers a challenge - to give a unique insight into their research using an image and a description.

We're delighted to announce the winning photo of this year's Picturing Parkinson's competition is The trial of the TIGAR by Karla Robles Lopez from the University of Sheffield.

Read more about the winning entry and the runners-up: [ Bit.ly Link ]