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Latest News from Parkinson’s West Herts Branch

Barn Dance – 28 April 2018

The Big Barn Dance is back!  After last year's success, we are delighted to say that we are holding another event this year.  The Caller is Meryl Kiddier (Ready Steady Move, Dance for Parkinson’s at UH).  There will be a light buffet and a raffle is included. Drinks...

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Chairman’s Letter

We are delighted to welcome Keith Emmerson to the West Herts branch as our new Chair and we look forward to Keith's leadership. The Chairman’s Letter May I first of all take this opportunity to welcome you all to this new venture with our e-Newsletter and hope it will...

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An Independent Reseacher

Our speaker for March was Dr Daniel Ives, the CEO of a small biotech company doing exciting things.  Daniel gave us the clearest explanation yet of the function of the cell within the body with slides that the least scientific of us could understand.  His research...

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2018 AGM Video Presentation

You can now watch the video presentation that Ruth created for the AGM on 15th February.  Have a look at what the branch has been up to over the last twelve months and what we are planning for the year ahead. We always welcome your comments, so please get in touch and...

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Physiotherapist-Led Exercise Classes

If you have Parkinson’s, exercise, and the right exercise, is very important to keep stiff or trembling muscles working. We are interested to see if a small exercise class led by a neuro physiotherapist is valuable for people with Parkinson’s. What has been proposed:...

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Yearbook 2018-19

The new Yearbook is out and you can download a copy here. Details about the branch meetings, events and activities are all listed. Events are subject to change so please check on the website for updates and latest information. If you need a copy sent to you please...

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Self-Management Programme in St Albans

Parkinson’s UK are running a Self-Management Programme in St Albans in Spring. The programme enables 8-12 people with Parkinson’s, partners and carers to come together as a group to talk about their experiences and discuss the practical and emotional impact of the...

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February Network News

This edition of Network News from Parkinson's UK includes:​​​​​​ Let's get moving From dance to Tai Chi - a whistle-stop tour of some of the exercise activity around the UK. World Parkinson's Day On the hunt for event resources or keen to share your story? Get...

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Back in 1997 the Branch produced the following charter.  We think it still rings true THE CHARTER People with Parkinson's have the right to: Be referred to a doctor with a special interest in Parkinson's Receive an accurate diagnosis Have access to support services...

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Help with research on freezing

Can you  help Dr Will Young at Brunel with his research into freezing? Many people who experience freezing of gait will use strategies to help them make a step, such as counting, imagining a marching beat or aiming for a visual target (e.g., a mark on the floor in...

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2018 AGM

Ruth and Tracey in discussion and our new Chairman keeping an eye on proceedings.  The meeting was opened by Simon Naylor-Smith who introduced Ruth Herman to deliver the Chair’s Report. Ruth commented on the events and successes the branch has had over the last twelve...

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Branch AGM

The Branch AGM is being held at the Stanborough Centre as usual but please note this is now an evening meeting and will be at 7pm on 15 February. The Stanborough Centre  609 St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9JL Refreshments will be available.  ...

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Laughter is the key

Bob Taylor, who works at Parkinsons UK and has been diagnosed for many years came all the way from South East London to talk to us about how laughter lets him take a really positive attitude towards life. The nub of his message was that even the act of false laughter...

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