Parkinson’s Awareness Week

IT is Parkinson’s Awareness Week from April 11 to 17.

The Louth & District Branch of Parkinson’s UK say the aim of the week is to raise the profile of Parkinson’s UK, which provides advice, information and support to all Parkinson patients, their friends, families and carers.

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition affecting 120,000 people in the UK.

At present there is no cure but treatment is available to help control the symptoms.

Approximately 10,000 people are diagnosed with the condition each year. Most are over 60, but one in 20 is under 40.

Parkinson’s UK is the leading authority on the condition and funds research to find a cure.

For details about the Louth branch and all its activities, including monthly meetings, monthly luncheon club and fortnightly exercise classes, please contact the Secretary, Lesley Swift, on 01472 591071.