Parkinson’s Care and Support UK are a very different organisation. We want to put an end to Parkinson’s. We are forward thinking and are creating much needed alternative discussions about Parkinson’s and how we can beat it. We are a proactive organisation where our work involves addressing Parkinson’s in ways that have not been done before. This is why we have a strong emphasis on preventing and reducing the risk of Parkinson’s. We passionately believe that the prevention of Parkinson’s is just as important as the cure. Put simply, if we were to find a cure for everyone living with Parkinson’s today, it would not stop new cases from emerging. Therefore, curing Parkinson’s not enough. We want to end this condition.
Given that Parkinson’s Disease is caused by environmental and lifestyle factors as well as genetics, it makes the possibility of preventing Parkinson’s and moving toward sending the condition all together more viable. We now know enough about the disease to understand the preventative measures that counter the aging and death of the neurons under attack.
This section explores the various ways in which we can decrease the risk of developing Parkinson’s by being proactive about the environmental and lifestyle contributors that we can control.