Find out more about Parkinson’s Disease in Hailsham

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A CHANCE to find out more about Parkinson’s Disease and the benefits of computing programming to boost sufferers of the degenerative neurological condition is being offered by Parkinson UK’s Hailsham branch.

The drop-in information session has been arranged between 2pm and 5pm in Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, in Polegate on October 6.

The event is free for anyone in the area who is affected by Parkinson’s, or is interested in learning more about the condition, and people will be able to observe the versatility of the Nintendo Wii game which has demonstrated benefits for those affected by the condition.

Lawrence Baker, a local volunteer for the charity who also suffers from the disease, said: “I used the equipment at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Glasgow last year and came second in an informal competition.

“I would have been really pleased except my wife came first.”

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition and there is currently no cure. For some people having Parkinson’s can be a frustrating and isolating experience.

Parkinson’s UK – the support and research charity – provides expert information and training on every aspect of Parkinson’s. Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s.

The Hailsham and Eastbourne branches offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers to make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

Fell Duncan, information and support manager at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Every hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s, but at the moment there is no cure.

“This event is a great opportunity to visit your local branch of Parkinson’s UK, and find out what support is available locally.”

For information and support call the Parkinson’s UK free confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303 or visit parkinsons.org.uk