Parkinson's is a life-changing condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK alone and 10 million people worldwide. It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and is characterised by tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement and balance problems. Other symptoms can include chronic pain, sleep disruption, anxiety, and loss of sense of smell. It is predicted that 1 person in 37 will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson's in their lifetime.
Cure Parkinson's is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's. Founded in 2005 by four people living with Parkinson's, Cure Parkinson’s takes a patient-centred approach to funding innovative projects and inspirational scientists with the potential to change the course of the condition and make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson's.
In the years since the charity was first formed, Cure Parkinson's has led the way in bringing real focus to global research towards finding a cure for Parkinson's. The charity's International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT) programme is focused on identifying drugs with the potential to change the progression of Parkinson’s, many of which are already in use to treat other conditions. We have already seen some extremely promising results and we believe that our pioneering and collaborative approach to research will one day soon, deliver curative treatments for Parkinson's.
With your help, we can conquer Parkinson’s.
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