Parkinson’s Research

Published on 9 March 2020

Parkinson’s is one of the last frontiers of medical research. Your gift will help speed up progress towards earlier diagnosis and the discovery of new treatments.

For more information on this campaign, see our Dundee Parkinson's Research pages

Parkinson's is the fastest-growing neurological disorder globally. There are no diagnostic tests for Parkinson's, so people with symptoms often wait years for a diagnosis while their quality-of-life declines. Your support will help our researchers to develop tests for earlier diagnosis and discover new treatments.

The number of people living with Parkinson's is expected to double by 2040, and it is currently impossible to predict who will develop the condition. Investing in the brightest minds and cutting-edge technology helps our researchers to tackle this growing healthcare challenge head-on.

People with Parkinson’s do not deserve to lose years of their lives waiting on a diagnosis. Your gift will help to answer questions that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, which will transform the lives of people living with Parkinson’s worldwide.

“The researchers at Dundee live for finding a cure. With your help, there’s a real chance to sort this disease and stop it wrecking people’s lives.”

Marc van Grieken, diagnosed in 2006

Ways to give

Direct Debit

Thank you for choosing to support the Parkinson's Research Campaign. You can make a regular gift by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Parkinson's Campaign" from the drop-down menu).

Single gift

You can make a single gift online by credit or debit card by using the online form on this page.

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