Parkinson’s and Exercise

Whenever possibilities for deceleration of Parkinson’s are discussed, the topic Exercise is also addressed. It is undisputedly regarded as the most important single measure that can help the patient cope with the symptoms.

In order to fully appreciate the positive effects of exercising it is helpful to understand the effects of exercising, especially with regards to the symptoms. We will address general topics like

  • what can exercise do for people with Parkinson’s (pwp) to keep fit?
  • what kinds of exercise is suited for pwp?
  • exercising alone, with partner / carer, in groups of patients?
  • what to expect from exercise programs designed specifically for pwp?

The programme takes into account the fact that every participant will have made personal experiences with exercise. This valuable wealth of experience serves as the basis for a workshop session. In order to be able to effectively prepare for this session, participants are asked to fill in a questionnaire when registering for the event.

DRIG will be hosting this event again in collaboration with the University of Dundee on their premises at

Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN

08 February 2020, 13:00 – 15:30

Participation in the event is free, but registration is required.

Register for this event