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Live Chatroom to Support Parkinson’s Sufferers Affected by Problem Gambling

28th April 2017

GamCare will be joined by Parkinson’s UK to host a dedicated live online chatroom for anyone affected by problematic gambling associated with Parkinson’s medications. 

This hour-long chatroom will take place on Friday 19th May from 2pm.

Impulsive and compulsive behaviour, such a compulsion to gamble, is a possible side effect of taking some Parkinson’s drugs. While a relatively small number of people experience this, it can still have a significant impact on the person affected and those around them.

Robert Hingley from GamCare says: “Our chatrooms aim to encourage participants to ask questions, share experiences and discuss positive steps forward as well as offering support to the rest of the group. This chatroom will also give more information on the support services offered by both GamCare and Parkinson’s UK for people concerned about problematic gambling connected to their Parkinson’s medications.”

Timothy Moore from Parkinson’s UK says: “Impulsive and compulsive behaviours can be devastating for those affected and it's really important that people affected by this very serious issue know there’s help and support available.”

To participate in the chatroom, register as a GamCare Forum member at www.gamcare.org.uk/user/register and join at 2pm on Friday 19th May.