Raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

The Community Parkinson’s Specialist Team are pictured with their information.

The Community Parkinson’s Specialist Team are pictured with their information.

Doncaster specialist nurses have been raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease.

The nurses who work at Evergreen, at Tickhill Road Hospital, Balby, handed out information to visitors to spread the word about the condition and the support on offer during Parkinson’s Awareness Week (which ran until April 16).

Mick Casey, team lead, said: “Parkinson’s is a condition where parts of a person’s brain become damaged over many years. The main symptoms are involuntary shaking of parts of the body, slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.

“The patient can also experience depression and anxiety, balance problems a loss of smell, sleeping and memory problems,” he added.

Anyone wanting more information about Parkinson’s and the support on offer can ring (01302) 796877 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.