While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of people living with the condition. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, affecting everyone differently. Each person living with the condition will have their own set of symptoms and will deal with them in different ways.
This year, we are celebrating those moments of laughter and light.
If you have been touched by Parkinson’s, shine a light by writing a poem, telling the world how Parkinson’s has affected you or someone you are about. The poem can take any form. It is your story, tell it your way, just in no more than 5 lines. You could write about:
When you have the poem, share it through:
A Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis can be difficult for both the patient and their family. At Cavendish Homecare, we are experts in providing home care for anyone who wishes to remain in their own homes while they receive treatment, recover from surgery, or manage medications. We work to support the patient and their family with private care to reduce pain, improve comfort and quality of life.
During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.
Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.