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Advice and Support for Carers of people with Parkinson’s
Norfolk Carers, the lead agency for advice and support for unpaid carers in Norfolk is, this week, teaming up with Parkinson’s UK to highlight the support available for carers of people with Parkinson’s, when a family member is diagnosed with the condition.
Carol Bush, 69, from Shipdham, cares for her husband, Gerald, 72,. She says it was important to find out about support groups in her area:
“When Gerald was first diagnosed it was a shock and we didn’t know anything about Parkinson’s. We immediately got information from Parkinson’s UK and then went on to find out about support groups in our area. It’s very important to get involved and try to mix with other people who are caring for someone with the condition.”
Torfaen MP tells parliamentary debate
DELAYS in claiming the Government’s new disability benefit have failed Parkinson’s sufferers, causing them stress and anxiety which has made their symptoms worse, an MP has claimed.
Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds criticised Personal Independence Payments during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday.
The benefits which replace the Disability Living Allowance were introduced as part as wide ranging welfare reforms last year.
A survey of 2,000 people with Parkinson’s has found that more than half have experienced rudeness or hostility from the public.
The charity Parkinson’s UK said being stared at, laughed at or mistaken for drunk left some sufferers feeling “intimidated” and “invisible”.