‘Our mission is the conquest of Parkinson’s disease, and the alleviation of the suffering and distress it causes, through effective research, education, welfare and communication.’
Founded in 1969, the Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) helps people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families by providing vital support, advice and information, and funds for research.
The PDS provides research into the cause, cure, and prevention of Parkinson’s, and improvements in available treatments. Spending more than £1.5 million annually on funding research projects, the PDS is active in improving existing forms of treatment, and in searching for a possible cure.
The PDS works with health and social care professionals, and advises on models of good practice, including residential care, respite care and the work of Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists. It also provides a confidential Freephone Helpline service for anybody affected by Parkinson’s.
There are 26, 000 PDS members and almost 250 local PDS branches in the UK, whose essential work provides valuable support for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. The PDS also has two special interest groups, one for younger people with Parkinson’s, whose needs may be different, and one for people with a specific interest in medical research.
[boxibt style=”success”]Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS)
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
NATIONAL PARKINSON’S FREEPHONE HELPLINE:
0808 800 0303 Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
Tel: 020 7931 8080
Fax: 020 723 39908