Meet Olivier Deharynck, a sports coach volunteering with the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity to help train the ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’ team.
Meet Olivette Mikolajczak, a DPC volunteer and keen golfer. Together with her golf club she is organising a charity day in support of the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity this September.
Meet Donatienne Laurent Josi, a volunteer with the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity, who is encouraging people to support Parkinson’s research by buying olive oil from her Mas du Juge olive grove.
Patrick and Anne-Marie offer some advice to researchers in the hope of speeding up discovery of a cure.
Kristien was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She gives a touching account of the impact this neurodegenerative disease has had on her, her mother and their relationship.
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.
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.
Demoucelle Parkinson Charity volunteer Sabine explains how helping others has enriched her life, given her satisfaction and introduced her to lifelong friends.
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.