• Assisting and helping elderly peopleAlmost 150,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s making this the second commonest neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s; almost 10,000 patients live in the East Midlands
  • The average age of onset of Parkinson’s is between 50-60 years of age, although one in seven people will be diagnosed before the age of 50 and one in 20 will be diagnosed before the age of 40. (Parkinson’s UK: 2014)
  • Parkinson’s is a progressive and incurable neurological condition caused by a loss of nerve cells in the brain which leads to a deficit of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It can be well managed with medication and treatment, but there is currently no cure
  • Typical presentation is with tremor, loss of hand dexterity, slowness of walking, small and illegible handwriting and falls
  • Less common presentations include depression (often resistant to anti-depressant drugs), loss of smell, shouting or talking in sleep, visual hallucinations, memory difficulty, pain, frozen shoulder
  • An accurate diagnosis is the key to starting the best therapy early in the disease. Our approach is given you enough treatment so that you look and feel normal and then to keep you that way
  • I have extensive experience in running award winning Parkinson’s services in the UK and have a national and international profile in Parkinson’s care
  • I am Clinical Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Nottingham

You should make an appointment

  • If you believe you might be developing Parkinson’s. I have access to the latest tests and have worked for many years on diagnostics in Parkinson’s
  • If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and would like a second opinion
  • If you have established Parkinson’s and would like a review of your drug therapy
  • If you have Parkinson’s and are on drugs but you do not feel optimally managed