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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Research with the general public consistently shows that people don't understand the severity of Parkinson's

(14 January 2019)

Research with the general public consistently shows that people don't understand the severity of Parkinson's, thinking it's "just the shakes", perhaps a bit of an inconvenience.

We want to change this perception and we need your help to do it.

We're trying to gather information about the true challenges of the condition to help us build media stories that shed light on some of the lesser known or misunderstood aspects of Parkinson's, and how it affects everyday lives.

To do this, we're conducting a survey of people living with Parkinson's and need as many people as possible to participate.

So far, 857 people have completed the survey, see the regional breakdown below. We really need to get over 1,000 responses to make our stories newsworthy for media. It closes at the end of January.

How can you help?

Please share the survey link with your networks: https://mipro.li/Fn98MzT

  • Paper copies are available on request by emailing pr@parkinsons.org.uk
  • Share posts on social media – look out for posts on Facebook and Twitter from the Parkinson's UK account

The survey takes about 20 minutes and is being conducted on behalf of Parkinson's UK by Opinium, an award winning independent research agency. Responses are confidential and will only be used anonymously by Parkinson's UK to present an overall picture of life with Parkinson's.

Thank you in advance and if you have any questions, please email me or pr@parkinsons.org.uk