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Charity seeks Welsh commitment to Parkinson's disease care

Charity seeks Welsh commitment to Parkinson's disease care
20th October 2010

A leading Parkinson's disease charity has launched its manifesto to lobby the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) on care issues.

Parkinson's UK wants to ensure that everyone in Wales living with the condition gets access to the right health and social care in a timely fashion.

In addition, the charity wants the WAG to confirm that anyone who needs medication for the disease will get it, while all care workers will be trained in how to understand the condition.

Christine Chapman, assembly member for Cynon Valley, sponsored the launch of the manifesto.

She said: "Having a father who lived with Parkinson's, I am aware of the problems faced by carers and people coping with the condition.

"I will continue to work closely with Parkinson's UK to ensure that they receive the support and information they need."

The University of Sheffield recently published a study, which claimed that Parkinson's disease is caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls habits.

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