Alison Anderson

Parkinson's advocate

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s at the age of 46, prompted Alison to step away from a 30 year career in the NHS, including specialist nursing and management roles. Alison has since embarked on a number of challenges including cycling Vietnam to Cambodia, Land’s End to John O’Groats and The Raid Alpine, to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s.. This year Alison will lead a team of 21 people who will cycle from Brighton to Barcelona to attend the World Parkinson Congress of which she is an Ambassador. Finding support for Young- onset Parkinson’s very limited, Alison set up and runs a support group ’The Young Ones’ in Gloucestershire. When she’s not cycling, Alison enjoys tennis, boxing, dog walking and playing chess as well as spending time with her husband and three sons. Alison writes a blog about living with Parkinsons: www.theramblingsofacyclopath.com

Events

Alison Anderson is speaking at these forthcoming events...