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One in four Parkinson's cases mistaken for being drunk

On average, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's disease every hour. It is a condition that affects the brain - slowing movement and causing tremors.

According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness.

The charity Parkinson's UK says many people with the disease find themselves being stared at - or laughed at.

The charity is calling on the public to show more patience and understanding.

Jayne McCubbin has been to meet people affected by the disease.

  • 20 Apr 2015
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