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Today is World Parkinson’s Day.

Thank you to Parkinson's UK for arranging for me to meet with some of those living with Parkinson’s and those who care for them, to help raise awareness of this disease, (pictured below with Carole Buckingham, James Little and Heidi Greig).

Around 250 people in North Ayrshire & Arran constituency are living with a Parkinson’s diagnosis.

With more than 40 symptoms, every Parkinson’s journey is unique, making it hard for the public and health professionals to understand without first-hand experience.

Around 153,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s. It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure.

I also heard about the impact of the cost of living crisis on people with Parkinson’s.

There isn’t just one face of Parkinson’s and there isn’t just one journey. Parkinson’s affects everyone differently and the services people with Parkinson’s access need to reflect that.

By talking about Parkinson’s, we can start to raise awareness of this disease in our communities.

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