Help us fund research to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s
No one knows for sure, but world-wide around 10 million people have Parkinson's. Currently the only treatments available are symptomatic i.e. they ease symptoms on a day by day basis but none of them slows the neurological decline of Parkinson's on a year by year basis. Levodopa, introduced as a symptomatic treatment in the 1960's, allowed simple day to day management of the condition.
Now, nearly sixty years on, new understanding about the nature of the condition, plus attempts to match a range of innovative therapies to the emerging science is finally starting to change prospects for people with Parkinson's - there is new HOPE and therapies which demonstrate the slowing, stopping and reversal of this condition are beginning to emerge.
Please help us drive this research forward and... Donate now - thank you.
It is through understanding more about how people contract Parkinson's that we can open up new avenues of research and focus our efforts to find a cure with more accuracy.
Since the formation of the research committee in 2009, CPT has supported numerous lines of investigation contributing to the development of potential new treatments moving towards clinical trial.
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