Cure Parkinson’s Patron, Mike Tindall, and The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of Parkinson’s UK, have joined forces to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
Her Royal Highness and Mike Tindall spoke via video call on Wednesday, 7 April, to discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the condition, and thank carers, volunteers, researchers and fundraisers who dedicate their time to supporting people living with Parkinson’s, particularly over the past difficult year. The conversation was recorded ahead of World Parkinson’s Day, which was marked on Sunday, 11 April.
As part of their conversation, Mike Tindall spoke to The Duchess about his family’s experience since his father Philip’s diagnosis:
He’s had a really tough five years. It’s our 10-year wedding anniversary this year and it was that year that the decline started and then you throw in lockdown – both my parents are on the vulnerable list so they have literally not left their house in a year.Mike Tindall, Patron of Cure Parkinson’s
The last year has been a difficult experience for those living with Parkinson’s, but despite the obstacles brought about by lockdown, the Parkinson’s community has done an amazing job at staying connected, with online local support groups, remote exercise classes and the ability to take part in research remotely.
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