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Let’s celebrate! ParkinsonNet 20 years!

A meeting on Schiermonnikoog, one of the Dutch islands (yes, we have islands), the old school Yellow Pages as a means to approach care providers and an initial network of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists and parkinson’s nurses in the small Arnhem-Nijmegen region. Thus, no less than 20 years ago, the first steps were taken toward the now nationwide Dutch ParkinsonNet, with more than 3,900 specialized care providers.

20 years in a nutshell

Time for a year-long celebration! Because 20 years of ParkinsonNet means 240 months of working toward the very best parkinsonian care for everyone living with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism. It means 1,040 weeks of building and supporting a network of parkinson’s specialists from 20 disciplines and 70 regions in the Netherlands. It is 7,300 days of striving to make the care of these specialists accessible and prove that the ParkinsonNet way of working, works. We reflect on it at different special occacions this year, for example our annual conference.

We are nothing without passionate caregivers

ParkinsonNet has achieved fantastic results over the past 20 years, and we are more than proud of that. But without the health care professionals who, day in and day out, passionately dedicate themselves to providing the very best care to people with parkinson(ism), we would be nowhere. So…

Thank you! To all of those who put in all the hard work every day to help reach people with parkinson’s the best quality of life and care.


Also, a big thank you to you personally. For all the support and trust in ParkinsonNet. That too has made it possible for us to carry out our mission worldwide for 20 years and get out of bed every day to provide the best possible care to everyone with parkinson(ism).
We are everything but done yet and can’t wait to put in at least 20 more years of the hardest work to provide the best quality of life and care for people with parkinson’s and their loved ones.