Monthly Roundup - September 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 seen the forum grow even bigger and we are pleased to welcome @Net1, @Kelly73, @Carmen, @Bill8 and @janeyork to the community :wave:. I hope that you’ve all received the help and support that you were 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:

  • Are you a member of Team Parkinson’s? We believe that people with Parkinson’s deserve better which is why we need our forum community to 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. Don’t forget to join HERE.

  • Have you checked out the September 19 poetry thread? Take a look at the latest inspiring and sometimes even a little tongue in cheek, poetry. Anyone on the forum is welcome to join in so please don’t be a stranger to the Creative category.

  • We know that the current Sinemet shortage is affecting a wide range of people with Parkinson’s and our policy and campaigns team have been engaging with MSD, encouraging them to make alternative arrangements to meet demand, since August 2018. You can keep up to date with the latest updates from MSD here.

  • A special shout out to @Singing_Gardener, @Tot, @vaughan2010, @AMU, @jimdownunder, @cruisecontroller, @Saddlers-2007 and @Celeron1. You all showed a remarkable amount of compassion and kindness to Amelia when she joined the forum. This is a perfect example of the awesome peer support shown on the forum and one of the reasons why I personally, enjoy managing the platform. For those of you who may have missed this moment, you can find it here. :slightly_smiling_face:

FYI…

A pioneering clinical trial will investigate if cannabidiol (CBD) – a compound found in the cannabis plant – can treat hallucinations and delusions in people living with Parkinson’s. We’re funding the first large-scale trial which aims to provide preliminary evidence that CBD can stop hallucinations and delusions for people with Parkinson’s. The research is led by Professor Sagnik Bhattacharyya and Dr Latha Velayudhan at KCL. For more information, visit our website here.