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Supporting communication on World Parkinson’s Disease Day

Posted by
Eimear O'Brien, Brand Communications
I am pleased to announce a new initiative for World Parkinson’s Disease Day 2012 that is designed to support communication around all aspects of Parkinson’s disease . The Parkinson’s Well-Being Map™ is a visual tool designed to help people with Parkinson’s to discuss their health status and well-being with their care teams.

The Map was developed by UCB in partnership with the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA), the Cure Parkinson’s Trust and the Spanish Federation of Parkinson’s Disease.

Designed to be simple and easy to use, the Parkinson’s Well-Being Map™ aims to help people with Parkinson’s monitor and record their symptoms over time. The tool also allows people summarise their health and well-being in preparation for their consultation with their healthcare team.

We are also pleased to share a new video entitled ‘Living with Parkinson’s disease: Insights and Inspirations’. I would like to thank Sheila and Richard for contributing to the video and am also grateful to all the people affected by Parkinson’s who have contributed over the last year to the ‘Today I will…’ pledge initiative.

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At UCB we are committed to supporting people with Parkinson’s by developing resources that help them to communicate their full range of symptoms to their healthcare teams and to connect with each other for motivation and inspiration.

Show your support for World Parkinson’s Disease Day by making a ‘Today I will…’ pledge online,  viewing the ‘Living with Parkinson’s disease: insights and inspirations’ video or visiting www.parkinsons-voices.eu to learn more about other educational initiatives including the Parkinson’s Well-Being Map™.