Parkinson's UK New Forest Branch
Parkinson's UK Staying active at home
Parkinson's UK has published a lot more advice on how to survive the lockdown, including extensive advice on staying active at home. It's all in the magazine section of their website, follow the Coronavirus ling from the hompage or click here to go straight to the exercise and activity page
Parkinson's UK Q & A
There's a Parkinson's UK Q&A video on YouTube. If features Laura Cockram, the Campaigns Manager and Dr Donald Grosset, a consultant neurologist, and the Clinical Director for Parkinson's UK Excellence Network.
There's a lot of material. The explanation why Parkinson's isn't in the highest risk group is interesting and helpful.
What are the risks of infection from deliveries?
Interesting article Interesting article in the Washington Post by
Joseph G. Allen, an assistant professor of exposure and assessment science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Face to Face group activities replaced with video conferencing
Since we cannot have face to face meetings, we have organised a series of virtual meetings each week :
Mondays - coffee and biscuits, 11:00 to 11:30
Wednesdays - Sundowner 17:30 to 18:00.
Fridays : Afternoon Tea 15:00 to 15:30
These are all run using Zoom teleconferencing. Click on the link in the calendar entry to the left and follow the instructions.
If you don't have a webcam, then you can just join by audio.
Zoom is technology independent, so will work on PCs, Mac's, smartphones, tablets etc.
New number to contact a committee member 07 59 59 272 99
To go to the Parkinson's UK information on Coronavirus, click here UPDATED 26th March
UK gov't advice on Social Distancing. Parkinson's is specifically included in the advice for stringent adherence including those under 70.
For information about the spread of Coronavirus in the UK visit the government dashboard
For information about the spread of Coronavirus across the globe visit the worldometers.info
Our events calendar will return when appropriate.
There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading information circulating. In general, if you see something which is not attributed to a well known organisation ignore it. If it is attributed, check the organisations web page.
A recent case regarding Ibuprofen and research at the University of Vienna Medical School is clearly rebutted on their website.
You can also check with the Myth Busters on the World Health Organisation site
We are a relaxed, friendly group of people who either have, or are affected by, Parkinson's who come together to support and care for each other.
The primary aim of this website is to share information which members have found helpful within our Branch. It is mainly for those suffering from PD and their carers but may also be of interest to those with other conditions and those visiting the area to help them make the most of their visit to the New Forest. It provides links to many sources of information rather than duplicating that information on the site. For detailed information about the Parkinson's, read the Parkinson'sUK or NHS webpages
The Branch meets on the third Thursday of each month at Boldre War Memorial Hall SO41 5QG) at 2pm. There is usually a talk, followed by tea and biscuits.
The group meet for a pub lunch every other month with a special meal for Christmas.
The branch is part of Parkinson'sUK, the UK national charity for Parkinson's
"We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's".
The existence of a link does not imply endorsement by Parkinson'sUK or the New Forest Branch
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