We are Parkinson's Association of Ireland - the national support and advocacy charity for Parkinson's in Ireland. And we're committed to improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Association of Ireland was established in 1987 as a company limited by guarantee. We are based in Dublin, with community volunteer branches throughout the country. We are committed to assisting people affected by Parkinson's by offering support, a listening ear, and information on any aspect of living with Parkinson's. We also initiate and fund research into Parkinson's disease, its causes and affects.
Our association chose the Aspen leaf logo as a symbol of Parkinson's as the Aspen leaf trembles even on a still day but the branches and trunk of the tree are sturdy and strong.
Our office is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and is staffed by our Helpline Manager and Office Manager, Pauline Mahady, and we have been joined by Nicola Kavanagh RGN, who is our Parkinson's Nurse. Sabrina Fagan who is our Fundraising and Communication's Manager.
We can send you information about Parkinson's (if we don't have it to hand we will either find it for you or refer you on), treatments, information about your rights and entitlements, exercise classes, meetings, etc.
Our magazine, "Parkinson's.ie", is issued four times a year, and sent to all our members, every neurologist and most geriatricians in Ireland.