Parkinson’s Awareness Week in Spalding

Val and Peter Crewe are both involved in the Spalding and District Branch of Parkinson's UK. Photo: SG080415-103TW
Val and Peter Crewe are both involved in the Spalding and District Branch of Parkinson's UK. Photo: SG080415-103TW
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Parkinson’s is a progressive disease.

Symptoms vary with the individual, but the most commonly known is tremors, which is what first alerted Val Crewe that something was wrong with her health.

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Val’s tremors are mostly confined to her left side, but some people don’t suffer from these at all.

Although it is a neurological disease, the brain is unaffected. However, physical actions and balance can be slowed and impaired.

During Parkinson’s Awareness Week next week the Spalding and District branch has an information stand at Johnson Hospital from Monday to Friday (9am-5pm); and a tombola in the Market Place in Spalding on Saturday, April 25. Branch meeting: Pinchbeck Village Hall on Thursday (10.30am-12.30pm).