Registered Charity No
England & Wales - 258197 | Scotland - SC037554
Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Around 145,000 people in the UK live with Parkinson's and we don't yet know exactly why people get it.
What we do know is that symptoms start to appear when the brain can't make enough dopamine to control movement properly. There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson's but the 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's are a tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness).
Parkinson's UK is a charity that’s there for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Since 1969, our scientists have worked tirelessly to understand the condition, to find better treatments and search for a cure. In addition to this, we offer support services to enable people living with Parkinson's to live their lives to their fullest potential. Find out more by visiting our website.
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