Welcome to this weeks newsletter 15.May.2020

Welcome to this weeks newsletter. Hope you your families are keeping safe and well.

Parkinson's Association of Ireland Helpline Information:

The Parkinson's helpline 1800 359359 is open Monday - (Thursday 9am - 7pm) (Friday 9am - 3p) We also have a Parkinson's nurse led call back service to answer any medical queries you might have. To avail of this service call 1800 359359.

Latest HSE Covid-19 Update:

Covid-19 in Ireland is a rapidly evolving situation which we will continue to monitor carefully. Information can change daily, to keep up to date with the latest news please visit - https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/


Parkinson's Disease Research:

Doctors transplant neurons made from brain cells to treat Parkinson's follow the link to read the full article -https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8312497/Doctors-transplant-neurons-brain-cells-treat-Parkinsons-world-first.html?ito=native_share_article-top

Dr Eilis Dowd (NUI Galway) report on World-First in Parkinson’s Cell Transplantation


Exercise and Parkinson's:

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) are hosting online exercise videos. The  EPDA ExerciseCast is a web based exercise programme that offers people with PD exercises that are both challenging and fun by combining voice, movement and cognition tasks. To view the videos visit - https://www.epda.eu.com/latest/resources/epda-exercisecast/



Volunteering Ireland Information amid Covid-19:


Together, Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres, want to let you know how they are working collectively with all relevant government Departments, national organisations plus local community groups to support the response to the management of Coronavirus (COVID-19). they commend and value the community-based volunteer response that is mobilising and want to provide both organisations and members of the public wishing to volunteer with practical advice and guidance, bearing in mind that as a community our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus. To read the statement click here - https://www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/


Diet and Nutrition:

Diet and nutrition have been found to play a crucial role in Parkinson’s. In a recent ‘Ending Parkinson’s Disease: Live’ webinar, Parkinson’s expert Dr Bastiaan Bloem, epidemiologist Dr Alberto Ascherio and Parkinson’s campaigner Omotola Thomas, considered how different foods can affect the risk of diagnosis, maintaining bowel health and morehttps://parkinsonslife.eu/diet-nutrition-parkinsons-webinar/

Online Classes 



Venue Online Bluejeans call When - Monday @11 AM Wednesday @2PM and Friday @2PM

Please contact Pat O'Dea on 08725777661 or Gary Boyle 0876697006

Rock Steady Boxing

When -  Monday @11 AM Wednesday @2PM and Friday @2PM

please contact 012544410

Dublin Physiotherapy Clinic details below

Free Physiotherapy Clinic offering complimentary telehealth support Service Mon to Fri Grainne McKeown & Martin Towey

Active Neuro project - now online

The active neuro project team are delighted to let you know that they are now ready to start our online programmes. Attached is a flyer that outlines the programmes that we will run over the coming weeks. Please share widely so that people with neurological conditions can avail of safe, evidence based, exercise in their homes. 

For more detail Triona TrionaC@ms-society.ie on 086 036 4110

Swallow exercises https://youtu.be/ZS_4fO6MxyA

Voice exercises https://youtu.be/Dy2l7qLXhyA



Well-being Campagin to Support Mental Health Needs:


The Department of Health and the HSE, in collaboration with key cross-Government and cross-sectoral partners, have recently launched a mental well-being campaign aimed at offering support and resources to help deal with the stress, anxiety and isolation currently experienced by many people during this difficult time. The ‘Together’ campaign is hosted on Gov.ie, points people to the HSE’s Your Mental Health supports and resources which include many online and telephone services, as well as providing tips and advice from cross-Government and Healthy Ireland partners on topics such as physical activity, parenting, coping with daily routines, supporting the ‘cocooned’ and getting involved in the community solidarity efforts. 




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