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Three New Online Courses added to Fight Parkinson’s Community Learning Hub

Jun. 03, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of three new online courses on the Fight Parkinson’s Community Learning Hub, generously supported by the John and Mary McAlister Howden Charitable Trust.

These courses are specially designed to support carers, women, and the LGBTIQA+ community, who often face unique challenges related to Parkinson's and can face barriers in accessing the support they need.

These courses are recommended to enhance your understanding of Parkinson's and learn how each person’s journey is unique and care can be tailored.

Empowering Carers: Navigating Parkinson's with Confidence

Caring for someone with Parkinson's can be both rewarding and challenging. This course provides essential tools and knowledge to help carers manage daily care tasks, understand the progression of Parkinson's and maintain their own well-being. Topics include practical caregiving tips, emotional support strategies and resources for financial and legal advice. Through this course carers will understand the benefits of building a supportive network and gain the confidence to provide the best care possible.

Recommended for: anyone living with or caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s

Learning time: 25 minutes

Women and Parkinson's: Addressing Unique Health Needs

Women with Parkinson's experience unique symptoms and challenges that are often underrepresented in mainstream discussions about living with Parkinson’s. This course is tailored to address these specific needs, offering insights into how Parkinson's affects women differently. The course covers hormone-related symptoms, managing menopause with Parkinson’s and strategies for maintaining mental health. This course will provide women and those who care for a woman with Parkinson’s the information need to understand how living with Parkinson’s as a woman differs and how to receive relevant support.

Recommended for: Women with Parkinson’s or living with or caring for a woman with Parkinson’s

​Learning time: 25 minutes

LGBTIQA+ Parkinson's Support: Creating Inclusive Care Spaces

The LGBTIQA+ community faces distinct challenges in accessing Parkinson's care due to stigma and lack of tailored resources. This online course aims to create a safe, inclusive space where individuals can find support and information relevant to their experiences. Topics include navigating healthcare systems, understanding intersectional issues and building supportive relationships within the community. This course helps members of the LGBTIQA+ community and those supporting them, engage with relevant supports and access resources that respect and affirm their personal identity.

Recommended for: Anyone who identifies as a member of the LGBTIQA+ who has Parkinson’s or is living with or caring for a member of the LGBTIQA+ community. Also recommended for anyone interested in understanding inclusive care for all living with Parkinson’s.

​Learning time: 15 minutes

These courses have been designed to empower people with relevant knowledge, support and resources to best suit their needs.

Discover more about these courses and how to access them - Visit

Together, we can fight Parkinson's and build a stronger, more inclusive community.

For more information, visit our Learning Hub or contact us directly.


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