Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition affecting one person in every 500. The symptoms of Parkinson's are mainly due to the loss of dopamine containing nerve cells in the basal ganglia area of the brain which control movement. Low levels of dopamine slow the body’s movement which make day-to-day activities, such as eating, getting dressed or using everyday objects such as a phone or computer, difficult. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement but not everyone will experience all of these.

Also, every person’s Parkinson’s is different, and each person has their own combination of symptoms and side-effects, which makes treating Parkinson’s difficult - other symptoms such as tiredness, pain, and low moods can impact signifcantly on an individual's day to day life. As Parkinson's progresses over time the symptoms generally worsen impacting on quality of life.

Parkinson's can be successfully treated with a range of therapies but it is currently incurable - a position The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT), as a leading Parkinson's research charity, is determined to change. We are driving forward research and we are totally committed to improving the lives of everyone with Parkinson's.

  • Our science news brings you up to date with relevant Parkinson's research information each week. 
  • Our research is focused on slowing, stopping, and reversing Parkinson's and we are optimistic our goal will be achieved!

Watch 'Tom's Top Tips' for living well with Parkinson's (by the late Tom Isaacs - President and Co-founder of CPT: