The Parkinson's Association of Ireland is a charity, based in Dublin with branches throughout the country. Our aim is to assist people with Parkinson's, their families and carers, health professionals and other interested people by offering support, a listening ear and information on any aspect of living with Parkinson's. We currently receive no funding from the Irish state.
· to help and support patients and carers by developing a support network of branches throughout the country
· to make information freely available to patients and their families through seminars, magazines, information leaflets and meetings on a national and local level
· to facilitate easy access to all appropriate services for people with Parkinson's and to lobby to improve those services
· to help establish a network of Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists within a multidisciplinary setting, each in association with a neurologist and or a geriatrician.
· to promote and encourage research into Parkinson's.
· support through our Freephone Helpline, 1800 359359, which is open from 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 5pm Friday..
· Information and advice from our Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist available through our freephone helpline.
· raising awareness through educating the public, health professionals and influencers, to give a greater understanding and acceptance of Parkinson's.