Parkinsons UK

Clinical Trial May Stop The Progression Of Parkinson's In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 Diabetes has successfully stopped Parkinson’s in its tracks, leading scientists to believe that in the future t...

Virtual Company Is The Next Step To Create New Drugs For Parkinson's

Steve Ford | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Ford

200 years since Parkinson's was first recognised as a condition, science has unlocked key discoveries that could transform lives. Now, this innovative new way of working will enable the charity to help harness these research discoveries and help find a cure in years - rather than decades.

I Fight My Fiancé's Killer Every Day - Parkinson's Awareness Week

Amanda Elias | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

This week is Parkinson's Awareness week and I will be blogging about my experience as the partner of a person with Parkinson's. My fiancé Ryan was diagnosed in 2015 at 36 with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease.

Why We Won't Wait

Steve Ford | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Steve Ford

Today, we're saying that we won't wait any longer to deliver better treatments and a cure, faster. That's why Parkinson's UK is spearheading, with the expertise of the research community and the support of people with Parkinson's, the revolution needed to take promising treatments out of the lab and into doctors' surgeries.

How Local Councils Are Still Failing To Give Appropriate Assessments To Those People Living With Parkinson's

Steve Ford | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Steve Ford

In light of the recent publicity around the ongoing crisis in social care, Parkinson's UK Chief Executive Steve Ford explains that local councils are ...

Continuing To Care?

Steve Ford | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK
Steve Ford

As an organisation we exist to make life better for every one of the 127,000 people living with Parkinson's in the UK. By listening to and understanding their needs and experiences we can better support and empower people with Parkinson's to feel more in control...

Coming Out With Parkinson's

Paula Scurfield | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Scurfield

I took a very different approach to my dad and told people straight away when I was diagnosed. I have met many people since within the Parkinson's community who have delayed telling people for years but I don't understand it, there shouldn't be a stigma attached to having Parkinson's.

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Hostility and Rudeness Blight Lives of 69,000 With Parkinson's

Steve Ford | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Steve Ford

People with Parkinson's have told us they've been stared at, had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness, and even been laughed at in public because of their symptoms.

When Hospital Isn't the Safest Place to Be

Steve Ford | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Steve Ford

From January 2013 to December 2014 people with Parkinson's were subject to over 3,300 avoidable medication errors in hospitals across England. Almost 600 of these caused discernible harm including increased pain, severe rigidity and hallucinations.

A breath Test to Diagnose Parkinson's - Hard Science or Hot Air?

Steve Ford | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Steve Ford

We've been struggling for decades to find the answer - a definitive diagnostic test for Parkinson's. So far brain scans, blood tests and urine samples haven't come up with the goods. As a result there's often doubt, and even error, in Parkinson's diagnosis, particularly in the early stages.

People With Parkinson's Confused and Abandoned After Diagnosis

Steve Ford | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Ford

This chronic lack of information and support is leaving people with Parkinson's feeling discarded and deserted at the toughest time of their lives. This is simply unacceptable.

Parkinson's, What Do We Really Know?

Steve Ford | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Ford

I've heard from people accused of being drunk, refused service in supermarkets, ignored by taxi drivers, and even arrested by police at the Olympics for not smiling (lack of facial expression can be one of the signs of the condition). This simply has to change.  

Are We On The Brink Of A ‘Neurology Timebomb’?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A warning by the NHS has been issued claiming that the UK is in the midst of a ‘neurology timebomb’ – as the number of people diagnosed with Par...