Parkinson's UK Training for our CAREGivers
We contacted our local Parkinson's lead Sylvia Prankard in the Wrexham area so that we could arrange to provide some additional training to our team of CAREGivers. The Parkinson's UK Excellence Network learning hub offers training programmes for professionals to improve the quality of care for people affected by Parkinson's.
People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.
There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition.
- Parkinson’s develops when cells in the brain stop working properly and are lost over time. These brain cells produce a chemical called dopamine.
- Symptoms start to appear when the brain can’t make enough dopamine to control movement properly.
- There are 3 main symptoms - tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness) - but there are many other symptoms too.
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