There are approximately 130,000 people in the UK living with Parkinson’s with more men than women having the condition.  Although the conditions mainly develops in older people but some it can also be diagnosed in younger people. Famous people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s include Roger Bannister (the first person to run a 4 minute mile), Micheal J Fox, Ray Kennedy and Billy Connolly.

Billy Connolly recently said “Parkinson’s is scary if you want it to be, but you mustn’t let it take control. I stay positive just by getting on and going to work.”

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