Log in
Parkinson's Movement
14,972 members13,460 posts

Parkinson's Alert Card

Hi Jupeter and all fellow PD's,

Here is a copy of the card that i carry with me at all times, this card is invaluable , it has educated so many people that i have came in to contact with , it just gives that wee bit of insite into what is going on in my nut.

I personaly think we should all cary one of these

Al

24 Replies
oldestnewest

what a fantastic idea

Reply

I agree, maggym.

Reply

Hi

How do you get one of these?

Andy

Reply

Hi Andy,

I got it from my PD Nurse, but i think you can get them from the uk Parkinson's site ,

Al

Reply

Andy,

Just been on Parkinson's uk site, you can order the card through them Order code M014

Al

Reply

where can I get one in the USA ???

Reply

Hi Al

Cheers buddy

Andy

Reply

Always a plesure Dear boy

Al

Reply

Thank you for this information.

Reply

hi Pal,

Can you get something like this in USA?

Al

Reply

hi,

thanks very much for info about card, I think all pwp should have one,

Reply

I also carry not one, but two of these cards. I know one was given to me by my PD nurse, think the other one may have come from PD society. Always be prepared is my motto!

Sue

Reply

Hi, I have en ID card from the European Parkinson Disease Assoc. I am resposible for registering PD persons in the North West area of Sweden. Everytime I register a new member I send out a Welcome Packet which contains Parkie info + an ID card.I am afraid I dont know how to scan it onto here, if someone can tell me, that would be great.

On one side it has name,date of birth, and passport number, plus a stor red tulip, (international symbol for PD=). It's written in 2 languages, other side has NOK,Tel nr,,Name of Dr, adress + telephone nr. On the card is written:" I have PD and can sometimes suddenly lose my ability to move or my movements become erratic. PLEASE give me time".

Reply

an u register those who live in america??

Reply

Hi Ausie,

what you do in Sweden sounds fantastic , this should be rolled out through out the whole PD community ,it would give us PDs some sort of security knowing that if we are in trouble at least people will understand that we are indeed lLL and not drunk, as far as scaning , you could try to take a digital pic then up load as a jpeg

Al

Reply

A great tip. I will have to see if I can locate one in the US. I did not know that the red tulip was the international symbol for PD. You learn something new everyday. Thanks everyone.

Reply

NPF gives out a card (wish I could scan ) but It's in 3 parts that fold up in the wallet:

MEDICAL ALERT

I have PARKINSON'S DISEASE

which cold make me move slowy and

have difficulty standing or speaking

I AM NOT INTOXICATED

Please call my family or physician for help.

NPF parkinson.org

and lots of other good stuff!

Reply

Thanks PatV

Al

Reply

Thanks alsh59 and all for the good advice , i could have used one of earlier this year, I stoped to get gas on my way in to pay i stumbled the attendent called the cops , so then i had to explain to them what was realy going on , after 20 minutes they believed me, but i had to calll my sister to pick me up i will be getting a card soon thanks .

Reply

Thanks for your comment CSEI,

I fall all the time and it pisses me off the amount of times people thik i am pissed ( Drunk) the card is now part of my daily life , you try to explane to people, but they are all in the same mind set ( oh just a Drunk) leave him alone it all his own fault, i suppose i was the same till the Beast got a grip of me , what we have to do is touch the hearts and minds of the general public who have no idea about PD, it gurila warfare we ahve to fight in the streets and educate the masses of what we the PDs have to go through on a daily basis just to survive

Cheers

Al

Reply

For those of us in the U.S. I found this link:

parkinson.org/NPF-Publicati...

Reply

Thats Cool

Al

Reply

i had mine when i joined parkinson uk

Reply

Hi all, I attended a support meeting in western NY and was given a care pack which we were instructed to carry at all times especially for planned hospital visits and emergency room visits. Included ---a Med-alert bracelet alerting that you have parkinsons, a card to carry in your wallet with family contact to be called, your primary doctor's and neurologist's names and numbers to call,a medication form to list all medication you take-doses-reason for taking and times taken, 2 cards outlining the concept--AWARE IN CARE OVERVIEW, and PARKINSONS DISEASE FACT SHEET and a booklet AWARE IN CARE HOSPITAL ACTION PLAN-----=disclaimer on back of booklet states 'The National Parkinson Foundation's AWARE IN CARE campaign aims to help people w/PD get the best care possible during a hospital stay. For more info please visit awareincare.org or call 1-800.4PD.INFO (473-4636)'. HAVE a great weekend. gail

Reply

You may also like...