Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2021

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From 11th April  -17th April
It’s thought around 1 in 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

The 3 main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are:

  • involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor)
  • slow movement
  • stiff and inflexible muscles

A person with Parkinson’s disease can also experience a wide range of other physical and psychological symptoms.

These include:

If your GP suspects Parkinson’s disease, you’ll be referred to a specialist.

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For useful resources please see Parkinson UK

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For useful resources please see Parkinson’s Care & Support UK

Local Support:

Due to COVID 19 this may be offered by phone or virtually.

Sandwell Support Group

Waltham House, West Bromwich Overend Street West Bromwich B70 6ER

Our group offers friendship and support locally to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, contact us to find out more.

For information and advice on Parkinson’s, or for emotional support, call the Parkinson’s UK helpline on 0808 800 0303

Contact

Jackie Conn0300 123 3673

jconn@parkinsons.org.uk

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person activities were suspended. Some of our activities have moved online and we will gradually return to some in-person activities. 

We know that support and friendship from group activities is important and we’re here to support you. You can get in touch with your local group for up to date information about activities using the contact details on this page.  

Sandwell Younger Persons Support Group

Our group offers friendship and support locally to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, contact us to find out more.

For information and advice on Parkinson’s, or for emotional support, call the Parkinson’s UK helpline on 0808 800 0303