Bernard and wife Sandra enjoy travelling, going to the theatre and concerts but his unpredictable Parkinson’s symptoms make them anxious and keep them home.
Find out more about some of the symptoms that affect people with Parkinson’s Disease. Not every patient experiences all of the symptoms. Did you know …
Between Nov 15 and Nov 30, you are encouraged to bid online for one (or more) of 74 small wooden border post sculptures, which have been customised by professional and amateur artists in support of Parkinson’s research.
Teacher and mum of three girls, Magali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at 35 years old. Six years later she has accepted her condition, found ways to cope with it but wonders how long she can continue to work and what the future will hold. Her secret to living with it is to stay positive.
AC Immune’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Marie H. Kosco-Vilbois discusses how the development of a diagnostic tool to safely and effectively diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s Disease can support research into pioneering treatments.
Passionate gardener Isabelle intends to sell tulip bulbs this autumn to raise funds to support research to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. She is looking for 24 other people to do the same.
Demoucelle Parkinson Charity volunteer Sabine explains how helping others has enriched her life, given her satisfaction and introduced her to lifelong friends.
UCal researcher Hao Qian talks about his team’s success in curing mice with Parkinson’s Disease by replacing the dopamine-producing cells that are destroyed by the condition, but says a great deal more research is needed before being able to be sure that the process will work as well in humans.
Due to Covid-19 the Brussels 20km and DPC’s ‘Run for Parkinson’ fundraiser has been cancelled, however the virtual Brussels Airport Marathon offers a great alternative to support Parkinson’s research.
Head of Neurology at Liege university hospital Professor Maertens discusses his experiences of caring for Parkinson’s Disease patients; his hopes for earlier detection of, and protection against, the condition; and the need for more funding for research, as well as to better support patients, their families and caregivers.