On March 23, Alexander Meulemans organized a wonderful benefit concert in favor of the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity: Music for Parkinson. He raised no less than € 5000! The Kosmo Quartett played with Sarah Bayens, Magdelaine Demoucelle played the piano and Alexander on the viola was accompanied by Lucas Verleyen on his piano. Who is Alexander and why did he take this super initiative? Read it here.
Ivo was told two years ago (in 2017) that he had Parkinson’s disease. Very quickly, he decided not to stay stuck and do something himself: the ‘Stop Parkinson Walk’, a 49-day non-stop walk with four friends along the Belgian border, 30 km every day.
A few years ago, Liesbeth attended a motivational seminar given by Patrick & Anne-Marie. Their positive attitude was so inspiring that she decided to help the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity.
Portrait of Luc Delepine, ‘Sunday Run coach’ for the DPC, loyal supporter and friend.
Portrait of Patrick Cras, Professor of Neurology & Head of Service at the UZ Antwerp.
When someone you care about has Parkinson’s disease, he needs extra help and support to stay active and preserve their quality of life. You can help out in a number of ways. Here are eight of the best ways to help someone you love manage Parkinson’s disease.
Since being diagnosed in 2013, Michael Broad has taken part in a number of clinical trials to help find ways of alleviating symptoms and slowing progression of Parkinson’s.
Portrait of Frank Willemsens, who experienced two upheavals in a very short period of time. Discover a very touching portrait of a very brave man.
We don’t typically think much about walking or keeping balance unless we have trouble with these activities. That’s because we don’t have to think about them, it’s automatic. Parkinson’s can interrupt these automatic connections and cause walking and balance problems, especially in people who live with the disease for many years.
Benedicte, volunteer at the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity since 2015, tells us what motivates her to be a volunteer at Run for Parkinson.