Monthly Roundup - October 19

Welcome to the new Monthly Community Roundup category. :grinning:

There are a lot of helpful and engaging discussions that takes place on the forum and we’d hate for anyone to miss out on them. That’s why we bring you a round up of the best content from across the forum, so you don’t miss a beat and you are kept abreast of information that can help you.

  • This month we’ve welcomed a slew of new members including @dbevan79, @Seznip, @KevKew,@Milliesmum and @saddlerdave to the community :wave:. The Parkinson’s UK forum is a place for all people affected by Parkinson’s to gain the support from other people who know exactly what you’re going through. We hope you receive help and support that you are looking for and please don’t be a stranger, we are here to help in anyway we can. For those who haven’t done so already, please take the time to say “hello!” :grinning:

  • Did you catch our banner on social care? Many people with Parkinson’s are able to live independently or are cared for by friends and loved ones. However, there will often come a time when additional support is necessary. In these situations, timely access to high quality social care is vital for people with Parkinson’s, in order to help them remain in control of their situation and avoid families reaching crisis point. We need to hear about your experiences of accessing social care support so that we can make a difference. Please share your thoughts with us here :point_right:Social care and Parkinson's.

  • Still on the fence about joining Team Parkinson’s? Together, we can transform life for people affected by Parkinson’s. Join our membership and unite with like-minded people, all fighting for the same goal – to boost understanding of the condition and find a cure.

  • Have you been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s? Being younger with Parkinson’s can bring its own set of challenges, including issues relating to identity, employment, benefits, family and relationships. We have a YOPD section on this forum specifically for those that want to discuss all these issues and more. Feel free to explore this section and meet other people in similar circumstances as yourself.

  • Everyone needs a little light relief from time to time to take our mind off things and our social corner is the perfect place to do so. Join some of our regulars @ElleMac, @mrs.t, @sheffy, @Roy_S and @cruisecontroller on the six letter word game, haiku word game and’what are your favourite word game?’

FYI…

Will you back our next breakthrough?*

Nicky was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of just 34.
Living with pain, exhaustion and tremors, every day is a challenge for Nicky – all while caring for two young children.

Our community on the forum can identify with people like Nicky more than anyone; however, we need you to help us spread the word about donating to the charity so people can back next breakthrough. Please share our link to our donations page here :point_right: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/donate