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Parkinson's Disease

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects one in every 500 people. That's about 120,000 people in the UK. 

Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over, but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is under the age of 40.

What causes Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the brain. This often results in slower movement, meaning it takes longer to do things. 

It is not known exactly what causes Parkinson's, but it is thought to be a blend of both genetic and environmental factors.

About Agincare

Agincare’s excellent reputation for providing high quality and person-centred services is achieved through not having a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our service provision.

Our ethos is to provide a holistic service, which enables you to maintain full control and choice with your care so it fits around your chosen lifestyle and preferences.

We understand that your symptoms and the way they affect you physically, socially and emotionally will be particular to you. We will ensure that your care and support needs are continually reviewed with you by both by your care worker and our trained assessors. 

The whole process establishes from the very start what you require with regard to not only your care and support, but also what is important to you including hobbies, cultural and religious preferences and your social and family commitments.

We will encourage you to be as independent as possible and provide you and your family and friends with information of local groups and other resources to aid this.

Training our care workers

All of our care and support workers complete the nationally recognised ‘Common Induction Standards’. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals.

In addition to this, Agincare has an internal ’Understanding Parkinson’s’ training programme in place. 

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