Parkinsons Disease Support and Advice
Sadly Parkinson’s disease support groups are very few and far between in the UK, there appears to be plenty within America but listing those in this UK directory would appear pointless. We have found a handful of authoritative Parkinson’s disease sites and these are shown below and offer a comprehensive range of information and support services.
Normally ABLEize does not create small categories like this one but Parkinson’s disease is common within the UK so including this section will hopefully highlight the fact that support groups are few and far between and may well encourage localised or even national groups to be founded and hopefully included here to build this valuable support group section. Browse the sites below and click the individual titles to enter the websites for greater details and further information relating to Parkinson’s disease support.
Parkinson’s UK offers a helpline giving Parkinson’s advice and information plus a range of online information, facts and news. Includes research updates, diagnosis details and a discussion forum.
Get fact sheets via a PDF download as well as read about the causes Parkinson’s disease, the definition of “Parkinsonism” testing and investigations.
Edinburgh Parkinson’s Support in Scotland. Details of social meetings, drop in cafe, training and care programmes and a full range of group activities including art, dance, swimming and exercise. Find out how to join via the website.
Official NHS site providing details of the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and posible treatments of Parkinson’s disease. Includes a video clip.
Parkinson’s Foundation provides an extensive array of information and resources and is active in research toward a cure. Offers an overview of Parkinsons disease with information, facts and medication details along with a care information and related links.
Essex Parkinson’s support group. Holds regular meetings and activities in Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow offering information, social activities and exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.