The Spanish Parkinson Federation: Helping to Improve the Quality of Life of People with Parkinson’s Disease

The Spanish Parkinson Federation, which was founded in 1996, is an organization of over 60 associations and more than 12,000 partners that works to improve the life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The Federation’s mission is to represent it’s associations and partners at national and international levels in the defense of the interests of people with Parkinson’s disease and influence the development of public policies that improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and their families, with a special emphasis in the field of scientific and social research, prevention, and health promotion. The Federation also promotes the participation of people with Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers, and relatives in advocacy and obtaining equal rights and opportunities. The Spanish Parkinson Federation provides information on Parkinson’s disease for the general public, information for people living with Parkinson’s disease, and information for the families and caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease. The Federation’s resources include a library, infographics, articles and guides, research articles, and links to organizations and associations throughout Spain and Europe. The Federation and the Law Faculty at the University of Alcalá provide a law clinic for the community that specializes in different legal problems that may affect people with Parkinson’s disease or other chronic illnesses or disabilities. Finally, the Spanish Parkinson Federation provides the latest news related to Parkinson’s disease and news from its associations and partners.

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