Why has there been no progress curing Parkinson’s in half a CENTURY?
A leading charity says the hunt for a cure for Parkinson’s is falling behind other drugs – with little progress in half a century.
Parkinson’s UK said their research also showed widespread ignorance about the degenerative condition, with around half of people in the northwest believing it can be prevented.
It comes after a Wirral woman who began showing signs of the disease when she was just 37 said she now felt “stuck like a mannequin”.
Michelle Harvey, now 42, from Moreton, said she often felt so rigid and weak before taking her pills that she was unable to even lift them to her mouth.
The former secretary and mum-of-two said the drugs she took often allowed her a “window of opportunity” where she could use her body as normal, but said it only lasted a few hours before she became stiff and had to rest.