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


More information

 To go to the Parkinson's UK information on Coronavirus, click here UPDATED 29th May

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

Our events calendar will return when appropriate.

Fake News

 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  


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