The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, will tomorrow (Thursday 11th April), mark World Parkinson’s Day by supporting the worldwide campaign ‘Parkinson’s Is’ - a campaign to increase understanding of Parkinson's as a serious condition.
There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s including freezing, tremor, painful muscle cramps, difficulties speaking and swallowing, anxiety, depression, dementia and hallucinations, with 145,000 people in the UK currently living with the condition.
Commenting, MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies said:
“Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a neurological condition that gets worse over time and can affect anyone. Parkinson’s not only has a huge impact on people living with the condition but their families, friends and carers.
“Having close friends with this condition, and having met with constituents locally who are living with Parkinson’s, I agree that it is really important that we all have a better understanding of the impact that this condition has both on them and on those who support them. Parkinson’s is a serious condition and I have spoken to too many constituents who feel embarrassed to talk about the symptoms.
“That’s why I’m backing ‘Parkinson’s Is’ on World Parkinson’s Day. #ParkinsonsIs joining together to stop Parkinsons and find a cure!”