Parkinson's UK; Welwyn and Hatfield Branch
Parkinson's UK;  Welwyn and Hatfield Branch
  • Douglas Tilbe House
    Hall Grove
    Welwyn Garden City
    AL7 4PH
Parkinson's UK Welwyn and Hatfield Branch - come and join us and meet fellow sufferers - or come and support us through volunteering or fundraising

Parkinson’s UK

Supporting those with Parkinson’s.  Help us find a cure.

1 in every 500 people in the UK has Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition.  It is caused by a lack of a chemical, dopamine, in the brain as a result of some nerve cells having died.  Why this happens is not understood.  And there is currently no cure.

The loss of nerve cells in the brain causes tremors, rigidity and slowness of movement.  It can also lead to tiredness, pain, depression and constipation.  Over time, the symptoms become more acute and full-time care is needed to help with daily routines such as washing and dressing. It can make life very difficult for the sufferer and their family.

Symptoms can be controlled using a combination of drugstherapies and possibly surgery.

Parkinson’s UK fund research into finding better treatments and ways to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's. We are also leading the work in the search for a cure.

If you have Parkinson's, or you know someone who has, we are here to answer your questions.  Please refer to our website www.parkinsons.org.uk or call our confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303.

The Welwyn and Hatfield branch of Parkinson’s UK offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers and organises regular events and social activities. Please come and join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area. Our meeting venue is at Douglas Tilbe House, Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7.  For more information please go to: www.parkinsons.org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/welwyn-hatfield-branch

We are always looking for support – fundraisers, volunteers and campaigners.  If you have some spare time and energy, we would much appreciate you getting in touch.

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