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We will have tickets available in our office from Monday afternoon. Contact Sabrina on 01 8722234 to purchase tickets or email fundraising@parkinsons.ie. This fundraiser is being led by the daa staff to raise funds for the 2015 chosen charities of the year. Parkinson's is one of these, please show your support. Tickets are limited, so get your's early. Good luck and thank you!

Parkinson's Unity Walk 11th April 2015

SATURDAY 11th APRIL *WORLD PARKINSON'S AWARENESS DAY*      *ALL WELCOME *

This year PSPA Ireland will walk in Unity with us. We will start our Unity Walk at the Davenport Hotel @12NOON (Merrion Street lower, Dublin 2) and Walk around Merrion Square Park. We will then return to the Davenport Hotel for light refreshments and entertainment. If you would like to join us at our Unity Walk this year, contact Sabrina on fundraising@parkinsons.ie or call 01 8722234.

Keep an eye on our events page http://parkinsons.ie/supportus_events  for updates of the day.

Sponsored Walk  - In aid of Parkinsons's Association Tipperary Branch :

On Sunday the March 8th a Sponsored walk will take place in aid of Tipperary Branch of Parkinson's. Commencing at Cahir Castle at 11am and proceeding to Swiss Cottage a lovely scenic route. Sponsorship Cards are now available please  contact Mary Finnegan 0861224283.

MSA Eire support group meetings - March

Limerick Support Group

Monday 2nd March, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Classroom 4, Nurse’s Home, Ground Floor,

University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick

 

Longford Support Group

Friday 6th March, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The Temperance Hall, New Street, Longford

We would like to invite you to the next Support Group meetings for people affected by MSA in Limerick and Longford and the surrounding areas which Katie Rigg is kindly coordinating.

The Group aims to link people with MSA, their carer’s, relatives, friends and interested health and care professionals.  It offers a forum for discussion, support and information and to raise awareness locally about MSA and problems associated with the condition. 

We are very fortunate to have Katie Rigg, MSA Nurse Specialist attending both these meetings and we are hoping that a guest speaker will also be there.  Refreshments will be provided and a modest financial contribution towards running costs would be very welcome. 

We should be grateful if you would reply by e-mail to support@msatrust.org.uk or give us a call on 020 7940 4666020 7940 4666 letting us know which group you would like to attend and how many people will be coming by Friday 27th February.

Best wishes,

The MSA Trust

 

Brain Awareness Week March 9th - 15th 2015

NATIONAL BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 9TH TO 15TH 2015

The aim of National Brain Awareness Week is to raise awareness of neurological conditions throughout Ireland.

Places are beginning to fill up fast however there is still time to register for our FREE joint keynote conference with the Irish Brain Council, taking place during National Brain Awareness Week (march 9th to 15th)‪#‎brainawarenessweek‬ Epilepsy Ireland Alzheimer Association of Ireland Aphasia Ireland Migraine Ireland Parkinson's IrelandMove4Parkinson's Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Bloomfield Hospital The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland - Kildare Branch

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/brain-research-in-ireland-delivering-on-the-potential-tickets-15198289493

New CEO appointed

Paula Gilmore has taken up her role as the new CEO of the Parkinson's Association of Ireland from the 2nd of Febuary 2015. We look forward to working with Paula and would like to wish her every sucess in her new post.

Parkinson's Association chosen as Charity of the Year 2015

The Parkinson's Association of Ireland have been chosen as the daa Charity of the year 2015. We have been selected along with Temple Street Hospital and also Diabeties Crumlin. We will have alot of events throughoout the year with the staff of the daa and the other chosen charities. At the end of the year all funds collected will be divided between the three charities. As the PAI do not recieve any goverment funding and rely totallly on fundraising events and donations, this is a major boost to the Organisation to continue to provide the services we offer to people with Parkinson's Disease, thier families, carers and friends. We would like to thank all daa staff who voted. We look forward to working with you in 2015!
 

 

"DBS Presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children            November 2014"

   http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=27602&&CatID=127

 

About Parkinson’s Disease

A progressive neurological disorder, which, so far, cannot be cured, the symptoms of Parkinson's, largely dexterity problems, can be effectively controlled with medication for many years. 

Each year hundreds of people in Ireland are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and approximately 9,000 people are currently living with Parkinson's in Ireland.  More young people are now being diagnosed, with symptoms presenting as early as in the thirties and forties.  5% of Parkinson’s patients are under 40.

Tremor, or shaking, often in a hand, arm, or leg; stiff and aching muscles; poor balance and slow, limited movement are the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which typically begin appearing between the ages of 50 and 60.  They develop slowly and can go unnoticed by family and friends, and even the person who has them.

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland aims to help people with Parkinson's, their families and carers, and health professionals, by offering support and information on any aspect of living with Parkinson's.  The Association also initiates and funds research into Parkinson's disease, and its causes and effects.

 

MEDICAL CARDS

We have had a number of calls about people losing their medical cards. Our advice is to appeal the decision - you can read about how to go about that HERE.

Then you should ensure that the person with Parkinson's has a Long Term Illness (LTI) book. They are entitled to have this regardless of Medical Card status. This books allows all medication used for  treating the various aspects of PD to be dispensed for free. Read about the LTI scheme 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

 

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, Dub 7.


 

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