The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) was founded in 2005 by four people living with Parkinson’s. CPT takes a patient-centric 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. Parkinson’s is a debilitating condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK alone and 10 million people worldwide. It is a neurological disorder characterised by tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement and balance problems. Other symptoms include mood changes, loss of sense of smell, chronic pain and sleep disruption. It is predicted that 1 person in 37 will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in their lifetime.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. At CPT we believe that we are closer than ever to new treatments. For over ten years, we have been committed to strategically funding research to find a cure for the condition once and for all. The charity’s Linked Clinical Trials (LCT) programme identifies potential new treatments by taking existing drugs used to treat other diseases and testing them as treatments for Parkinson’s. Our role is to develop clinical trials to understand if these drugs may be effective to slow, stop or even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. We believe that our pioneering and collaborative approach to research will one day soon, deliver curative treatments for Parkinson’s.