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More than motion: a new online community for Parkinson’s disease

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    UCB launched a range of activities at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), including an innovative new way to support people living with Parkinson’s disease.

    The Parkinson’s More than Motion™ community launched at the American Academy of Neurology’s Brain Health Fair includes a Facebook page where people affected by Parkinson’s can come together to share experiences, consult experts, register for More than Motion magazine, and watch videos featuring real people living with Parkinson's disease.

    One of the project’s highly engaging features is a reality-TV style video series which looks at the impact of Parkinson’s on patients and their families.

    In Episode 1, we meet Jo-Ann and her husband, following them through their daily lives. They talk about how they have dealt with the condition for the last 15 years, the difficulties it has posed and the positive steps Jo-Ann takes to keep her energy levels up by taking exercise.

    More real-life patient stories can be found in the More than Motion magazine which you can sign up for free of charge.

    Science & storytelling

    As well as unveiling this new social media community, we also shared plenty of new scientific data at the AAN annual meeting on a range of neurological conditions.

    UCB sponsored several posters and abstracts featuring results of new research on therapies for epilepsy, Restless Legs syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.

    By bringing patient communities together and listening to their needs, we can use our expertise to develop and produce medicines that can make a difference to peoples’ lives.
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