• Parkinson's UK Research Workshop (5 April 2019)
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    Parkinson’s UK Research Workshop

    Poster – Parkinson’s UK Research Workshop (5 April 2019) Are you interested in finding out more about Parkinson’s research? Hear from our research team on the latest developments, meet other people affected by the condition and find out how you can help in the search for a cure. Light refreshments will be provided. Places are free but must be booked in advance. Call James Bunting, Research Events Officer, on 0207 963 9315

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    ‘Skin in the game’ for Parkinsons Research

    Did you know that there is an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s who’s purpose is to raise awareness of the condition among parliamentarians and influence legislation and policy makers to improve the lives of people affected by the condition. Andrew and Dave his father attended the November meeting in the Houses of Parliament to talk about their experience of supporting Parkinson’s research. This is what Andrew had to say… “Thank you for inviting me and my dad down to talk with you and share our story for why public & patient involvement in Parkinsons research is so important to us…

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    Volunteers wanted for motivation study

    My name is Dr Claire O’Callaghan, I am a Parkinson’s disease researcher working with Professor James Rowe at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a further 30 people with Parkinson’s to take part in our research. We are running a study to see if a drug called atomoxetine might help with motivation problems that can occur in Parkinson’s. Loss of motivation, or “apathy”, can significantly impact some people with Parkinson’s. We believe that atomoxetine, which boosts levels of a chemical called noradrenaline in the brain, could help with this symptom. Atomoxetine is a safe drug that is widely used in other conditions, the idea behind our study is…