Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can be a very emotional experience but no one has to face Parkinson’s alone. Knowing where to find answers to your questions can make a real difference.
Join our ‘Local Social Group’ for those recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
- Are you, or someone close to you, coming to terms with a Parkinson’s diagnosis?
- Do you want a friendly chat with others who have had the same experience?
Join our local Recently Diagnosed social meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month. These are held at The Seahorse pub, Shalford at 7.00 pm.
For details of upcoming meetings click here.
Parkinson’s UK Help and Guidance
Parkinson’s UK also has a great deal of information available online
They also offer a free, confidential, helpline 0808 800 0303
European Parkinson Therapy Centre
Set in the beautiful spa town of Boario Terme in Northern Italy is the European Parkinson Therapy Centre. https://www.terapiaparkinson.it/en/
Guests, not patients, from the UK and around the world, stay in local, subsidised, quality hotels on full board. At the Centre, dedicated qualified therapists provide one-to-one sessions daily with each participant undergoing an evaluation to focus the therapy on individual needs.
The philosophy of the Centre is simple – make people stronger thanks to a better knowledge of Parkinson’s and show, through therapy, how to be better physically and mentally. The friendly, warm welcome received from all who work in the Centre helped to reinforce this simple message.
A one-week stay at the centre is likely to include a daily gym session with a physiotherapist as well as daily sessions on nutrition, speech, psychological approach, and relaxation techniques including massages. There is time to enjoy the free access to the park behind the thermal baths or enjoy the spa facilities and to explore the area around Boario.
The Centre’s protocol is based upon the 4 Pillars that create a good quality of life: Lifestyle; Physical activity; Medicine and Psychology
Come away knowing a lot about ‘neuroplasticity’, the ability of our brains to adapt to new circumstances, and about positive versus negative thoughts.
For more information click here http://www.terapiaparkinson.it/en/