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Congratulations Ciara and Una on completing the Cork Mini Marathon. CPA are very grateful to you both for raising funds and awareness of Parkinson’s. Donation page is still open so you can still recognise Ciara and Una’s achievement!

Una and Mum Ciara after completing the Mini Marathon. Like many people I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s disease until a very dear friend of our family was diagnosed with it. I was very surprised to learn just how many different aspects there are to the disease and how no two people will exhibit the…

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Gougane Barra – revisited

A big shoutout to Stella for organising another brilliant day in Gougane Barra and for arranging the fine weather too. It was such a pleasure to meet up with 25 fellow CPA members after a long time apart. Let’s hope this marks the start of our group activities returning to normal!

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€8,000 donation from DD Williamson

I had the honour of accompanying John & Margaret Curtin yesterday to John’s former employer DDW Colour. There were two reasons for the presentation, first to mark John’s retirement from the company where he had served for a number of years and to this day is sadly missed and is still held in high regard. This brings me  on to…

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Due to COVID-19 and the global impact of the pandemic, the 6th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) has been postponed from 2022 to 2023. It will remain in Barcelona, Spain, with the new dates of July 4 to 7, 2023. That gives Perpetual Motion more time to practice and fine tune our repertoire

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Glove Technology update

Our good friend and supporter, Lorna Kenny researcher at UCC is conducting further research and will be testing the glove device for the next few weeks on Friday afternoons at St Finbarr’s hospital. Many of us have been involved in testing this before and if you are interested and would like to take part in…

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The WIDE-AWAKE Club – starts again in September!

As we know all too well, sleep and night-time problems are common in Parkinson’s leaving you feeling tired and drowsy. We can be more prone to insomnia because of symptoms, such as tremor, stiffness, pain and restless legs syndrome, that can disturb sleep. Parkinson’s medication can cause excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden onset of sleep. This can be severe for some…

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