Bluebird Care Stroud & Cirencester supports Parkinson's Awareness Week 2017

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Stroud & Cirencester supported Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017, an annual campaign run by Parkinson’s UK, from 10-16 April.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition, which currently has no cure and it is still unknown as to why people develop the condition. Around 127,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s, that’s 1 in every 500 people in the UK. The last major breakthrough for Parkinson’s was over 50 years ago with a new drug discovery, which does not slow down, stop or reverse the condition or its symptoms. Currently the drugs can only mask the condition, with extreme side effects.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week is organised by Parkinson’s UK, a UK charity who drive better care, treatments and quality of life for everyone living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK can provide expert information, fund ground-breaking research as well as fundraising to find a cure.

To show our support for Parkinson's Awareness Week, Sophie created a window display containing key information on Parkinson's disease. Many people have taken the time to stop and have a read of our display which we hope has helped to raise awareness in the local area.