What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition (PNC) that is characterised by the gradual loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. These cells allow messages to be sent to the areas of the brain that are involved in movement and co-ordination, and as these cells start to deplete, the brain is unable to function normally, which results in a range of problems affecting an individual’s movements.
Parkinson’s disease is thought to affect around 127,000 people in the UK, with this condition being more common in individuals who are over the age of 50. However, it is still possible for people to experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease when they are under the age of 40, although this is rare. Whilst there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, the condition can be managed with the right treatment.
Treatment for Parkinson’s disease at Priory
Priory provides high quality, rehabilitation-focused treatment programmes for those with Parkinson’s disease, as part of our dedicated Brain Injury Services. We can provide expert support, delivered across our specialist sites throughout the UK.
Priory’s Brain Injury Services encompass all aspects of neurorehabilitation, including:
Treatment is delivered within a broad variety of environments, ranging from hospital settings to transitional living homes. The breadth of the service allows our network to offer comprehensive care pathways, ensuring that all services have consistency in their approach and adhere to national guidelines.
Priory is has a wealth of experience in providing a range of specialist complex care services for people with Parkinson’s disease. We are dedicated to supporting both the patient and family, with the intention of maximising quality of life and maintaining functional independence for as long as possible.
We are able to offer a range of therapeutic techniques to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and promote the wellbeing of those in our care. These include:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Cranial sacral therapy (CST)
- Dietetic input
Enquiries and Referrals
For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form
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