Opportunity to take part in research exploring social activities for carers.

Exploring the benefits of social activities for carers of people with Parkinson’s

Lia Prado from the University of Hertfordshire is looking into the potential impact that social activities can have on carers of people with Parkinson’s. The research aims to identify which activities carers feel they get the most benefit from.

What’s involved?

Completing an online questionnaire which should take no longer than 15-20 minutes. You can access the survey online before 27 July 2018.

For more information please download the information sheet (40KB).

Who do the researchers need?

Carers of people with Parkinson’s (carer can mean a partner, spouse, relative and/or professional carer).

Have any questions?

Please contact Dr Dawn Rose via email (d.rose3@herts.ac.uk) or phone (029 20 688338).

Complete the survey

Support for pregnant people with Parkinson’s

There is an exciting opportunity to take part in research to explore the care received by people with Parkinson’s during pregnancy.

Dr Kathryn Peall and her team from the University of Cardiff are exploring the care that people with Parkinson’s receive when they are pregnant. There are currently no guidelines on how best to treat or care for pregnant people with Parkinson’s. As a result there is little information available to people and their partners or clinical teams on the best model of care.

The aim of the research is to potentially develop improved models of care that are freely available for patients, midwives, neurologists and obstetricians, to improve information, management and quality of care during pregnancy.

What’s involved?

Completion of a questionnaire which should take no more than 15-20 minutes. You can access the survey online.

For more information please download the information sheet (714KB).

Who do the researchers need?

People who are pregnant or have been pregnant since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Have any questions?

Please contact Kathryn via email (PeallKJ@cardiff.ac.uk) or phone (029 20 688338). 

This opportunity is not managed by Parkinson’s UK.

Opportunity to take part in a trial for a drug to reduce dyskinesia

Phase II research trial: a drug to reduce dyskinesia

Dilly Goonetilleke, Clinical Project Manager at the Clinical Trial Company, is investigating a drug to treat involuntary movements, known as dyskinesia, in people with Parkinson’s.

What’s involved?

Participants will be randomly allocated to one of two groups. One group will take the drug and the other a placebo (dummy drug) for four weeks.

Throughout the study, participants will visit the study site for various assessments and physical examinations, to give samples and to discuss any issues with the researchers.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information:

Who do the researchers need?

74 people with Parkinson’s who experience dyskinesia.

Interested in taking part?

If you have any questions about this opportunity, or would like to express your interest, please contact the researcher at your nearest site:

Dundee: Esther Sammler
or call: 01382 632287 or 07795 447178