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The Parkinson's Movement community is blessed with an abundance of highly intelligent and well-informed participants. Many participants have a high degree of experience and expertise on various aspects of the Parkinson's challenge. The community provides a place for people with Parkinson’s around the world to come together and support each other. We know that connecting with others can be of great help in coping with Parkinson’s. We want to ensure that the discussion pages are being used in the best possible way.

Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with our Code of Conduct below

We ask that all members:

•Are respectful of others

•Communicate with empathy - other people have feelings too

•Strive to improve the discussion

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All my communications will be sprinkled with copious dose of empathy

Thank you for all your work with us. This is such a wonderful site.

Thank you and greatly appreciated

This forum is a great resource for PWPs and a place to share useful information that many PWPs can use and it is also a place where members can not only find practical solutions and support, the latest PD related news & updates, but also a place to find moral support when the going gets tough! It will be very nice to keep all of those good qualities intact for years to come!


in reply to chartist


Thank you, Helen.

Definition of empathy

1: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner

also : the capacity for this

2: the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it.

the ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation.

It also applies if you don't have PD.

Just to understand the context in which we find ourselves.

Empathy, it is, Helen!

Thank you for a job well done.

After the diagnosis I was desperate, alone and without knowing what to do, then I discovered this site. The courage and the desire to fight are back. Thank you Helen.

This forum is one of the hi-lights of my day. I feel so much better now that I read it. I am now getting information aout PD that I didn't know existed, My doctors are not very informed about PD. and sorry to say but the L.A.Parkinson's office is neither........Thank you Helen for all that you do.

This forum, along with Parkinson's News Today and Scott Simon's The Science of Parkinsons are the primary sources of 15 sources that I draw from weekly in building my database named Parkinson's Online - which currently has 3,400 items collected over the past three years.

in reply to FMundo

What is the URL ? I could not find it online.

in reply to dumpelkin

Parkinsons Online does not have a url, it is accessible only via EverNote software as a Notebook. You download the software, available for no cost at Then I can give you access to the Notebook if you send me your email address.

in reply to FMundo

OK, thanks.

As a former regular user of the site it is most heartening to view these simple guidelines. Thanks.

I have learned so much from this group and have appreciated the discussions and the support we all can provide each other. I am amazed by those with such a strong research focus. Thank you all.


Please note that a number of posts have been deleted this week following complaints by users. Once again I refer you to the code of conduct. Many thanks

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