Alzheimer’s Society is backing new global care research at the University of Southampton into Parkinson’s disease. They estimate that 50 to 80 percent of people in the UK with Parkinson’s will develop dementia.  The University of Southampton School of Health Sciences are undertaking a new international study (in collaboration with Parkinson’s UK) on the needs and experiences of people with Parkinson’s and carers of people with Parkinson’s as well as healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. The researchers would love to speak to people who are family carers to find out your experience of living with Parkinson’s and how you use resources and support.

They hope to help people live with or care for people with Parkinson’s better.

This study will involve taking part in 1 interview, (face-to-face or over the phone) at a location convenient to you.  There is full ethical approval for this research.

If you are interested in finding out more about this study please contact Claire Reidy at the University of Southampton by 22nd July:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 023 8059 7628

Website: https://optimpark.wordpress.com/

If you choose to take part, you will be reimbursed with a £10 Shopping voucher to thank you for your time.

To read a bit more about the background to the research you can read an article in the Daily Echo here:

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17619707.alzheimers-research-team-in-southampton-shares-21m-hand-out/

Claire Reidy, MBPsS
Research Fellow - NIHR CLAHRC Wessex

Building 67 Room 3033, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ