Today, 11 April 2018, is World Parkinson’s Day. The theme of the day is Unite for Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s organisations and sufferers around the world are coming together on a large scale to raise awareness of the condition. Everyone with Parkinson’s has a different story to tell, so people with Parkinson’s are being encouraged to share their Parkinson’s stories on video.
What is Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. Put simply, it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.
The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the UK is roughly 145,000, so around 1 in every 350 adults.
People with Parkinson’s don’t have sufficient levels of the chemical dopamine due to 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.
CuraCare works with a number of people who have Parkinson’s to help them to live as independently as possible with the condition. For more information on our care services for people with Parkinson’s, please contact us on 020 8892 9222.