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ALL ROADS LEAD TO DUBLIN FOR WORLD PARKINSON’S DAY, APRIL 11TH

Unity Walk to support the 9,000 Irish people living with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Another article on Parkinson's Unity Walk in Dublin's Southside People today 24/3/2015

 

 

March 18th: Irish actor Tom Hickey is encouraging members of the public to plan a journey to Dublin’s historic Merrion Square on April 11th next and support World Parkinson’s Day by participating in an awareness-raising Unity Walk.

Tom, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2013, joined members of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) to issue the invitation. He urged as many people as possible to make the journey into the capital next month by car, bus, Luas and train and show solidarity with the estimated 9,000 Irish people living with PD.

This is the third year that the PAI have organised the Unity Walk and, for the first time, they are partnering with fellow PD groups Move4Parkinson’s and PSPA Ireland to mark World Parkinson’s Day.

All three organisations hope to be joined by families and friends of people with PD from all over the country in a show of solidarity and support for those diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder.

Tom Hickey, the official ambassador for this year’s Unity Walk, is one of Ireland’s most successful stage actors and he is fondly remembered for his role as Benjy Riordan in RTE’s hugely popular television series “The Riordan’s”.

Commenting at today’s launch, Tom said: “It is vital for people to know the symptoms of PD and to speak to their doctor if they have any concerns. My diagnosis was very difficult, but with the support of family and friends I know I won’t be on this journey alone. I would encourage anyone with PD to reach out to the PAI for support and to get your health on track, and for everyone who can make it on April 11th to please get out there and join us to support people living with PD on this special day.”

Parkinson’s primarily affects movement, though there are both motor and non-motor related symptoms. PD is most commonly diagnosed in people aged over 60 but can also affect younger people. Symptoms to look out for include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, freezing, dry mouth, speech and language problems, fatigue and mood changes. Anyone with concerns regarding Parkinson’s disease should talk to their healthcare provider.

Paula Gilmore, CEO of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, said, “The main aim of our Unity Walk for World Parkinson’s Day is to raise awareness across Ireland about Parkinson’s and its impact on people living with the disease. We want to improve the quality of the lives of the 9,000 people in Ireland living with PD on a daily basis. It is important for people to be aware of the symptoms of PD, as well as understanding the condition and what it means for you and your family. Parkinson’s is a journey, and the PAI are here for you on every step of it to support you.”

To coincide with World Parkinson’s Day, the PAI have created an information booklet to ensure that everyone affected by Parkinson’s are as well informed as possible about the disease. The booklet, Parkinson’s…planning your journey, is supported by the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie and will be officially launched on World Parkinson’s Day. The booklet will be available from the PAI.

 

For more information, log on to www.parkinsons.ie

Tom Hickey's support of our Unity Walk has made the Irish Dialy Mirror 19th March 2015

   

 

I love Limerick show their support for Parkinson's Awareness Week.

Please clck on the link below to see more.

http://www.ilovelimerick.ie/2015/parkinsons-awareness-week-2015/

 

Martina and John Sinnott along with our CEO Paula Gilmore address's The Royal College of Surgens for the Heatlh Care Symposium at The Royal College of Surgens.

                                                    

 

                                                                               

New information leaflets

We have added some new information leaflets to our collection, including Pain, Impulsive-Compulsive Behaviours, Dry Mouth and Reflexology. You can view them HERE or call us on 1800 359 359 and we will post some out to you.

 

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Did you know that we are totally reliant on charitable donations, membership and corportate sponsorship? We receive no government funding, and don't have any charity partners. We, like many other charities, are finding these economic times difficult while we strive to continue to offer free information and advice to people newly diagnosed with Parkinson's, as well as those living with Parkinson's, their families, carers and friends.
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We are looking for some stories, your experiences and your tales for our magazine. We are looking for articles and stories about things you have done, things you have experienced, good and bad, and all submissions will be considered. Hopefully this will be a regular feature going forward, as our feedback on the magazine says that people with Parkinson's want to hear about other people with Parkinson's.
If you have something you would like considered, please email it to info@parkinsons.ie or post it to us - Parkinson's Assoc of Ireland, Carmichael House, Nth Brunswick St, Dub 7.


 

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