Caring for someone with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.

If you are looking after someone with Parkinson’s you can find information around their care needs and support for you from Parkinson’s UK. They also have pages specifically for carers and a Carers Guide to download and a helpline to answer any questions you may have on 0808 800 03030. The helpline is the way into tailored and personalised support for individuals and is particularly valued by carers seeking emotional support.

They have a number of local groups including one in East Dorset,Weymouth and Dorchester and Bridport. You can find your closest one by searching on the Parkinson’s UK website.

Dance for PD offer dance classes in Bournemouth and Weymouth, you can see their full list of class on their website. They also have a range of resources to keep you dancing at home.