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Perpetual Motion – CPA Choir

Start spreading the news ….. we are singing on MONDAYS!Jerome has managed to secure the hall in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Many of you will remember we used this pre-Covid and found it easy to access with great parking. We have been wandering minstrels for a while, so it is great…

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Pesticides, Parkinson’s, Problem?

At the National Ploughing championships, the PDRC and CPA had a stand number 42 in the Dome. Professor Aideen Sullivan, Dr Lucy Collins-Stack with a team of PHD students carried out a survey on the link between Pesticides and Parkinson’s. This was a great opportunity to engage the farming community and to gather their views…

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Patients Deserve Better – last throw of the dice!

On September 20th the Neurological Alliance of Ireland held the final ‘Patients Deserve Better’ meeting at Buswells Hotel in Dublin to present the pre-budget submission to the TDs. There was a large number of representatives from other neurological groups across Ireland pushing the message of how important it is to have the specialist nurses we…

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Patients-led visit to Leinster House 6 July

This was our last chance before the summer recess to get our TDs and Senators to put pressure on the Cork/Kerry HSE budget setters to make sure that the specialist nurses promised are in this year’s budget submission, particularly those for CUH. It was such a pleasure and a huge boost when our fellow PD…

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The Rebel Express is on the road again!

Following the very successful ‘Patient’s Deserve Better’ campaign meeting with TDs and Senators on June 15th, CPA will join forces with the local Dublin branch and hold a separate meeting with TDs and Senators in the AV room on July 6th to talk about living with Parkinson’s and the serious lack of support, services and…

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Parkinson’s, Pesticides and Farming

This week’s Agriland has an article on the potential link between Parkinson’s Disease and exposure to pesticides on Irish Farms. The Parkinson’s Disease Research Centre (PDRC) in UCC are collaborating with CPA to drive forward the study and we are sure many of our members will be delighted to participate in this ground-breaking project. Click…

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