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Latest News and Events from Parkinson’s Ireland

Top 10 causes of sudden deterioration in PD

Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Mater Hospital Brian Magennis outlines the top ten causes of…

Exercise and Flexibility Chart

Exercise and movement is so important for everyone. The following booklet contains some exercises you…

NAI Patients Deserve Better Campaign

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland has launched a campaign calling for a dedicated Consultant Neurologist…

National Carers Week, 10-16th June 2024

Family Carers Ireland: State of Caring Survey Family Carers Ireland's latest survey, the State of…

Zoom Class Update

We would like to remind our members that our Zoom Classes will take a break…

New gene for Parkinson’s Disease discovered

New research published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics describes the discovery of a gene…

Easy to Read Guide to Voting for Disabled People

Ahead of next weeks elections, Inclusion Ireland have put together an easy to read guide…

HSE SunSmart Campaign

This year’s HSE SunSmart campaign officially launched on May 24th. SunSmart is run by the HSE’s…

Carers Week 2024: Family Carers Ireland Online Events

National Carers Week begins on June 10th and Family Carers Ireland have a wide range…

Travel Tips

As we come into the summer months, you may have plans to travel. Our nurses…

Tips for Summer

As we start to approach our summer months with warmer temperatures, we have put together…

Hello, How are you? Mental Health Ireland Campaign

Parkinson’s Ireland are happy to support the Mental Health Ireland HELLO, How Are You? campaign launched this…

Free Travel Applications Open

This week, Minister Humphreys announced applications are now open for the New Free Travel Scheme…

Cork Branch Committee

Following the AGM of our Cork branch which was held on the 30th of April,…

Social Gathering at the Hodson Bay Hotel

Parkinson’s Ireland are delighted to announce our Social Gathering will take place this year from…

Parkinson’s Awareness Week & Online Education Conference Recording

Parkinson's Awareness Week took place from the 8th to the 14th of April 2024. We…

Cork Branch: Local Glounthaune Group

Meet with your local group in Glounthaune Village, Co Cork. When: First Wednesday of each…

Azilect Shortage Update

An update on Azilect shortage: As communicated recently, Teva B.V expected a mid-April date for the…

Presentation in the AV Room and launch of Election Document

We were invited to speak in the AV Room at Leinster House on Wednesday, the 17th…

Parkinsons Ireland

PD: first and worst symptoms noticed

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder, and is classified as a Movement Disorder,…

Frank Mullen: Paddle 4 Parkinson’s

As the warm winds of summer begin to stir, Frank Mullen, a 61-year-old project manager…

40+ symptoms

The 8th-14th of April is Parkinson's Awareness Week. Our tagline for the week is Different…

UCC PD Clinic Audit Report

On World Parkinson’s day (Thursday 11th April), the first ever national audit of Parkinson’s Disease care…

Parkinson’s Ireland interview with Mary-Ita O’Connor

Parkinson’s Ireland spoke to Limerick born Mary-Ita O’Connor, who featured on RTE’s ‘The Big Life…

Sing along with Dara

Our Sing Along with Dara classes are on every Tuesday morning at 11am via Zoom.…

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is back for its 42nd year, taking place on Bank…

Cork Branch Perpetual Motion Choir and the Benefits of Singing for PD

The Cork branch choir “Perpetual Motion” formed in 2019 by Ted Horgan (pictured first on the…

Brain Awareness Week: 11-17th March 2024

Did you know that neurological disorders affect up to 1 billion people worldwide, nearly 1…

‘Understanding Needs of Women with PD’ Webinar for International Women’s Day: Watch Recording Here

For International Women’s Day this year, the theme is about Inspiring Inclusion. Our Dietician Richelle…

Mid-West Event for World Parkinson’s Day

Our Mid-West branch are hosting an event for World Parkinson's Day on the 11th April…

Minister Donnelly Launches Wicklow Branch and Pledges to Review Funding for Parkinson’s Ireland

The Wicklow branch of Parkinson’s Ireland (“PI”) was officially launched in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, earlier…

Medication Shortage Update

Parkinson's Ireland have been in contact with the pharmaceutical companies regarding the ongoing medication shortage.…

Frank O’Mara: Bend, Don’t Break

Limerick man Frank O’Mara competed for Ireland in three Olympic Games and broke Irish and…

Exercise in the chair with Grainne McKeown

Exercise in the chair with Grainne McKeown every Friday at 11am PLEASE NOTE: There will…

Official Rebrand

We are delighted to announce that Parkinson’s Ireland has officially rebranded from ‘Parkinson’s Association of…

International Volunteer Day

We celebrated International Volunteer Day on Tuesday, the 5th of December.  Everyone at Parkinson's Ireland…

Get your Flu Vaccine this Winter

The flu is a contagious viral infection that spreads every winter and getting the flu…

Glyphosate Update

Here at Parkinson's Ireland we have been campaigning alongside Parkinson's Europe to ban the use…

Call to ban glyphosate

Right now, the Parkinson’s community across Europe has a crucial opportunity to ban the use…

Applications for research funding

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) is now accepting applications for the current round of…

Golf

Always looking for new members...all levels welcome. The group is called The Irish Parkinson’s Golf…

Navan Support Group

The next monthly meeting of the Parkinson's Navan Support Group will be held on Friday,…

Online Zoom classes

Here are the classes we have planned for our members each week: Monday evening: Dee…

Specialist Parkinson’s Nurse Weekly Zoom Clinics

Nurse Zoom Clinic Next Session will take place on Wednesday, 22nd May Talk topic: Positive…

Newly Diagnosed Zoom Programme

The next newly diagnosed zoom programme will commence on Tuesday, July 2nd. The course will…

Parkinson’s Ireland warns of risk to services due to lack of funding

The 11th of April is World Parkinson’s Day and we are speaking publicly about the…

Wellness

Wellbeing sessions with Dee Daly over 8 weeks Please note: Dee Daly has finished her…

CEO Shane O’Brien Radio Interviews

Last week, our CEO Shane O'Brien was a guest on two radio stations, Ros FM…

Mindfulness

Register in advance to obtain Zoom Class access details. For security reasons we don't post…

Cork Branch Activities

In addition to our national services, the following weekly activities are available to our Cork…

Gala Country Concert with Declan Nerney

We are excited to announce that we are holding a Gala Country Concert on Mother's…

Guide to Accessing our Online Zoom Classes

We would like to remind our members that our online zoom classes will resume in…

World Movement Disorder Day

We are celebrating Movement Disorder Day on the 29th of November. Movement disorders are neurological…

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

We are celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities this Sunday, the 3rd of…

Interview with Nurse Lisa Wynne (PDN)

Our nurse Lisa Wynne took part in an interview with George Ackerman, Ph.D, J.D, who…

Dublin Branch 2024 Summer Newsletter

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‘O Parkinsons’ to the tune of the Derry Air

Parkinson's Ireland were invited to speak in the AV Room at Leinster House on Wednesday,…

A to Z of Fundraising

Parkinson’s Ireland relies heavily on fundraising, not only for donations but to raise important awareness.…

Research Priority Poll

Below are the results from our research poll, which you can complete here. The top…

World-First Study on Women Managing Parkinson’s 

Our dietician, Richelle Flanagan, has launched a study on the impacts on hormonal fluctuations in…

Dublin Branch 2024 Spring Newsletter

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Perception and understanding of Parkinson’s in Ireland Study

PHD Researcher and nurse Sophie Crooks is seeking volunteers to take part in research aiming…

Dementia in Parkinson’s Research Study

Do you care for an individual with Lewy Body Dementia/ Dementia in Parkinson’s and are…

DNI Inflammation & PD Research

Study run by the Dublin Neurological Institute and TCD

How can food help you live your best life with PD?

How can food help you live your best life with PD?There is so much about…

Yoga for YPI members

We are delighted to announce that the Yoga for YPI members is back. The class…

Yoga In The Chair Classes 2023

Please Note: Chair Yoga and yoga class will finish for Christmas on Wednesday, the 13th…

PARKIE Conference

On Saturday the 7th of October, the PARKIE (Parkinson's community Awareness of Research; emphasis on…

Research update: UCC Survey

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) welcomes the results of a survey which was published…

Word From The New CEO – Shane O’Brien

Word From The New CEO – Shane O’Brien Dear members, I’m delighted to have officially…

Parkinson’s Summer Raffle, Thank You!

Parkinson's Summer Raffle: PAI would like to say a big thank you to all our…

Social Gathering Hodson Bay Hotel October 2023.

When - Monday 2nd Oct - Wednesday 4th OctHodson Bay Hotel Athlone, Roscommon Road, Barry…

Talking to children and teenagers about Parkinson’s Disease

Talking to children and teenagers about PD. If you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's and have children or…

A Thankful post to all our amazing volunteers!

Thankful post to all our amazing volunteers! Not that we need a particular day to…

Highlights from the World Parkinson’s Congress 2023.

The World Parkinson's Congress took place in Barcelona in July 2023. The Congress brought together…

Nee Family 6 Bens Challenge!

"Wow!! They did it , they did it " Galway man Sean Nee and his…

South Kerry branch classes for Creativity, Relaxation & Chats.

The South Kerry Parkinson's branch will be meeting in the youth centre, Denny Street, Tralee. …

Monday’s Mindfulness Zoom Class

Monday evening 7 - 8pm. Dee Daly has finished her mindfulness classes for the summer. We…

Family Carers Ireland Book Club

Family Carers Ireland are inviting you to their online evening book club on Wednesday 2nd…

Research Study Invitation

Research Study Invitation. Establishing Lewy Body Dementia research priorities for Ireland. If you've been diagnosed…

Survey from Francesca Gaiera in UCC

Do you have PD? Would you like to get your voice heard? I am inviting…

Mindfulness Classes from Monday 17th July 2023

A reminder that Dee Daly's Mindfulness classes are starting bank up this evening (Monday) from…

Parkinson’s Ireland Reiterates its Position on Unapproved Medication

Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) neither endorses nor recommends any products or medications that have…

Dublin Branch Summer News

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2023:  Clontarf: Classes resume 2.30pm Monday 14th August with Adrienne. Venue: Venue: St. Anthony’s Community Centre, St Lawrence Road,…

A call to action from Disability Federation Ireland –

A call to action from Disability Federation Ireland - We are asking you to take…

Parkinson’s Ireland Appoints Shane O’Brien as new CEO

Dublin, Ireland – June 6th, 2023 Parkinson's Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the…

Staying Safe This Summer with PD.

With the fine weather coming in at last! PAI has put some tips together to…

Do you like singing? Would you like to join in online with a choir?

Do you like singing? Would you like to join in online with a choir? The…

Tips on Travelling Abroad

People with Parkinson’s and their carers do, of course, travel - both for pleasure and…

The PARKIE Survey

"The PARKIE (Parkinson's community Awareness of Research; emphasis on Knowledge and Information Exchange) survey is…

Online Zoom Classes

All links, meeting ID and passwords needed to log in to our weekly online classes…

Family Carers Ireland Support For Parkinson’s Carers.

Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be difficult, frightening…

PNS Lisa Wynne and Speech & Language Therapist Aoife Carolan

Listen back to Specialist Parkinson's Nurse Lisa Wynne & Speech and Language Therapist Aoife Carolan.…

PAI National Conference April 2023

As part of Parkinson's Awareness Week this year PAI held a national conference on April…

Power Over Parkinson’s.  

A pilot programme for newly diagnosed patients will take place over 4 weeks online. Commencing May…

YPI – Private Facebook Page

For members of the YPI Branch only YPI Branch uses private WhatsApp groups to communicate…

YPI Coffee Zoom every Thursday 10am

We hold a "come as you are" social every Thursday morning at 10am hosted by…

Parkinson’s Awareness Week April 11th (World Parkinson’s Day) to April 16th.

The theme of the week is #PepInYourStep4Parkinsons we are asking all our followers to take a photo…

Dublin Branch AGM Newsletter

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Rivotril Resupply expected in Mid-March

With regard to our ongoing contact regarding the shortage of the anti-seizure medication, Rivotril, it…

Parkinson’s Awareness Week National Conference.

As part of Parkinson's Awareness Week April 11th - 16th. PAI are hosting an online…

Living With Neurological Conditions

Gain power over Parkinson’s with an empowering self-management toolkit

Gain power over Parkinson’s with an empowering self-management toolkit. This toolkit has been built by…

Save The Date Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Parkinson's Awareness Week this year runs from April 11th - 16th. Keep an eye out…

North West Branch Fun Family Walk

Parkinson's branch in the North West are planning a Family Fun Day Walk at J.F.K.…

Mindfulness Class 2023

Our Mindfulness Class with Dee Daly will restart on Monday 16 January 2023 at 7-8pm.…

Addressing Psychological Aspects of PD 2023

**** Please note there will be no Addressing Psychological Aspects of PD on Tuesday 7th…

Patients Deserve Better Campaign secures funding for 23 additional neurology nurses

Patients Deserve Better Campaign secures funding for 23 additional neurology nurses in this years Budget…

Minister Anne Rabbitte, TD, launches the new Parkinson’s Ireland’s website

On Wednesday, Minister Anne Rabbitte, TD, launches the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland’s new website at…

PAI launch new awareness poster

PAI has published a new poster as part of its awareness campaign. The poster will…

PD & Menopause

Lisa Wynne, PD Nurse Specialist and Richelle Flanagan, Dietitian and PD Advocate discuss PD and…

YPI Trim Walk – May 2022

A large contingent of YPI Members headed to Trim to walk along the Boyne River…

Hodson Bay Hotel PAI Social 2022

Update and photos from our Social Gathering

Our Social Gathering took place on October 3rd -5th in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.…

‘Ask the Dietitian’ Call Back Service

Fridays, by Phone

Videos from Conference 2022

Please find the videos of our individual speakers from our “United For Parkinson’s Conference” which…

EPDA Statement on Ukraine

Please see below the message sent to the International Red Cross . The PAI is…

Online Classes with Nurse Lisa Wynne

Thursdays at 11am Online
Spring Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Spring Edition 2022

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Golf

Driving range sessions and golf lessons

Tai chi

Redemptorist Music Centre

Voice Club

Fridays at 11am, Redemptorist Music Centre

Movement to Irish Music

Mondays at 11am, Desmond Complex Newcastlewest Mondays. 2:30pm, Clover field

Second Wednesday Book Club

We meet via zoom on the second Wednesday of each month. We don't restrict ourselves…

Invitation To Weekly Topics on PD Issues

 Starting Tuesday Mar 1, 2022 10am Online

Mindfulness Classes 2022

Thursdays at 7pm Online
Winter Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Winter Edition 2021

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Autumn Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Autumn Edition 2021

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Big Boot Camp

Thursdays at 6pm. Online. Booking required.

Dietitian

Thursdays at 12pm Online

Breath & Meditation

Tuesdays at 7pm Online

PAI Waterford Branch featured in the Munster Express

During Parkinson’s Awareness Week the Munster Express published this article on the Waterford branch. Please…

Parkinson’s Diet & Nutrition Guide

Click on the image to download this useful, informative & very readable guide to diet…

80% with PD never asked about Diet by Neurologists!

In line with theme of Brain Awareness Week 2021 “Promoting Access to Services” NAI is…

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