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Resources

  • Parkinson’s and Driving

    Fact sheets

    Having Parkinson’s certainly doesn’t automatically mean you have to stop driving, but there are a number of things you need to know about staying safe on our roads.

    Parkinson's and Driving
  • Hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s

    Fact sheets

    Some people with Parkinson’s may experience hallucinations or delusions. A hallucination is when you see, hear or feel things that aren’t there. Delusions are unusual thoughts, beliefs or worries that aren’t based on reality.

    Hallucinations
  • Falls and Parkinson’s

    Fact sheets

    This information looks at some of the reasons why people with Parkinson’s may experience falls. It gives helpful tips on what you can do to prevent falling and explains which professionals can offer you further support.

    Falls and Parkinson's
  • Slowness of Movement

    Fact sheets

    Slowness of movement is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s alongside tremor and rigidity (stiffness). Not everyone with Parkinson’s will experience all of these symptoms.

    Slowness of Movement
  • Winter with Parkinson's

    Fact sheets

    Planning can really help, and organising yourselves ahead of winter, or at least before the worst weather comes, can make a big difference.

    Winter with Parkinson's
  • Low Blood Pressure and Parkinson’s

    Fact sheets

    People with Parkinson’s can experience problems with low blood pressure (hypotension) as a result of the symptoms of Parkinson’s and as a side effect of some of the drugs used to treat the condition.

    Low Blood Pressure
  • Postural Hypotension in Parkinson’s

    Fact sheets

    The most common type of hypotension (low blood pressure) experienced with Parkinson’s is postural hypotension, which refers to low blood pressure on standing up. It affects over a third of all people with Parkinson’s.

    Postural Hypotension in Parkinson’s
  • Tackling Impulsive Behaviour

    Fact sheets

    A side effect of some Parkinson’s drugs is the development of what is called an “impulse control disorder”. These resemble addictions in some ways.

    Impulse Control Disorders
  • Using Medication Safely

    Fact sheets

    It is important when taking medication that you have as much information as you want about the medicines you take and to have the information provided to you in a way that you understand.

    Using Parkinson's Medication