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Latest News:

Young Parkinson's Ireland Upcoming Social Event:

 

Awareness Week -

#UniteForParkinsons:

On Tuesday April 11th PAI participated in a world wide campagin #UniteForParkinsons in collabartion with the EPDA (European Parkinson's Disease Association), Parkinson's UK and nemourous other Parkinson's groups world wide. The aim was to encourage our social media followers to use the hashtag #UniteForParkinsons on their social media platforms, to raise awareness of the disease. The campagin was an unprecidented success world wide. Thank you to all our social media followers who help us raise significant awareness on World Parkinson's Day.

Cork Unity Walk: 

On Tuesday 11th (World Parkinson's Day) Cork held their Unity Walk. Cork's Lord Mayor, Seamus McGrath addressed the group. The day was followed by light refreshments and a lively ceili. Well done to all who participated.

Launch of Device-Aided therapies for Parkinson's Disease in Dublin's Mansion House:

On Monday 10th April PAI launched three videos of device-aided therapies for Parkinson's Disease. - Duodopa, Appmorphine and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). PAI, in collaboration with Dr Richard Walsh (Neurologist, Tallaght Movement Disorders Unit) have developed a series of three videos, designed to help alleviate concerns and prepare patients as they begin their journey with these advanced treatments. With interviews from Irish patients, their families and Dr Richard Walsh, these videos will help patients to understand the challenges, side-effects and the potential benefits of each treatment option.

Parkinson's Unity Walk 2017:

On April 9th PAI  held our 5th annual Unity Walk around Merrion Square, folowed by a full afternoons entertainment in the Davenport hotel. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by young and old. We would like to thank everyone who joined us to celebrate walking in unity. We hope to see you all again next year.

Young Parkinson's Ireland Conference:

Saturday 8th April PAI held a Young Parkinson's Ireland conference in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. There was a fantastic line up of guest speakers on the day. It was a great success with very positive feedback, and some new memberships made. Details on how to contact the Young Parkinson's Irealnd branch  -  Cathy Pollard at 087 6383465 or youngparkinsonsireland@gmail.com

PAI take over Dublin landmark to launch Parkinson's Awareness Week 4th - 11th April:

 

 

#UniteForParkinsons campaign endorsed at the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

Bas Bloom (Medical Director) Parkinson's Centre Netherlands, MEP Marian Harkin (Ambassador for people with Parkinson's and brain disorders) PAI CEO Paula Gilmore.

 #UniteForParkinsons :

Parkinson’s stakeholders all over the world will unite on April 11th 2017 to raise unprecedented amounts of awareness about the disease, using a dedicated campaign hashtag: #UniteForParkinsons.

Each year, Parkinson’s organisations and individuals across the world observe April 11th as World Parkinson’s Day. However, this year’s World Parkinson’s Day is a landmark anniversary. The date momentously marks 200 years since Parkinson’s was recognised as a health condition (following the publication of Dr James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy, whose birthday the day is marked on). We hope our followers will help us spread the word and use the hashtag #UniteForParkinsons

Great News:

PAI have been chosen to be a beneficiary of Croke Park to Croagh Patrick 2017 cycling event (CP2CP 2017) 

A big thank you to CP2CP 2017 Croke Park to Croagh Patrick for choosing PAI as one of their beneficiaries of this exciting event. PAI receive no government funding, an event like this allows us to continue to provide our much needed services. Thanks again guys, we look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Get It On Time Campagin:

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We want to make sure that everyone with Parkinson's disease in a care home or hospital gets their medication on time - every time.

If people with Parkinson's don't get their medication on time, their ability to manage their symptoms may be lost.

For a full copy of the poster and a copy of the form to be handed to hospital or nursing staff  - click here

Press release regarding the death of Muhammand Ali:

Honorary President of the Parkinson's Association of Ireland. To view full release click here

 

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.

Membership:

If you would like to join or renew your membership, you can download the forms here. to RENEW, click HERE, and to JOIN click HERE. If you are a member of a branch, please forward your completed form directly to your branch. To get all the branch details, click HERE, or if you want to be a general member, and receive only magazines, please send your form to the main office in Dublin.

100% funded by charitable donations and sponsorship

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.
If you would like to make any donation, would like to organise or participate in a fundraising event, please contact us on 01-8722234 or contact our Fundraising team by email at fundraising@parkinsons.ie

Magazine articles and stories 

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, Dublin 7.


 

 

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Our Helpline service offers Free, Confidential and Impartial advice, information and support on a number of subjects including coping with Parkinson’s disease, managing expectations, listening without judgement and providing easy to understand explanations about Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Helpline manager, Pauline Mahady, who can provide help and information on the whole range of problems associated with diagnosis and treatment, and how best to live well with Parkinson’s
  • Parkinson's Nurse, Nicola Kavanagh can advise on drug management and can give some very useful hints, tips and tricks that can enhance your quality of life. Nicola can also deal with the more intricate difficulties associated with long term medication
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