Parkinson’s Awareness Week kicks starts on World Parkinson’s Day- Sunday 11th April 2021 and ends on Saturday 17th April. As there is no cure for Parkinson’s, this is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and much needed funds to support people with living with the condition, to improve quality of life and to ensure that people live better for longer.
This year, the theme will be Mental Health in Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Care and Support UK will be launching the first ever Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, exclusively for people affected by Parkinson’s. Up to 50% of people with Parkinson’s will suffer from Anxiety or Depression at some point during their illness. These conditions are often overlooked and undiagnosed. Living with Anxiety or Depression with Parkinson’s will worsen symptoms such as tremor, stiffness, sleep problems and pain and much more. When left untreated, Anxiety and Depression reduces quality of life.
Join in this awareness week to find out more about mental health and Parkinson’s. We have a calendar of activities taking place every day from the 11th April- 17th April 2021 where everyone can get involved.
All of our work is funded by the public through donations. Help us to improve life of more people affected by Parkinson’s today, not tomorrow. To donate or fundraise now to support any area of our work including the Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, Respite Care, Research, Exercise Programmes and Neurological Physiotherapy, visit http://www.parkinsonscare.org.uk/donate.