Malta University Consulting Ltd is offering a short course aimed at people supporting Parkinson’s patients. This course, scheduled to start in April, will consist of five lectures with a different topic and lecturer for each lecture. Lectures take place at the University Residence, Lija.

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, with changes occurring over time. Although providing care is a unique experience for each carer, many common stressors, fears, concerns and rewards are shared.

This course is specifically designed to provide both formal and informal carers with the basic knowledge, skills and practical tips to care for people with Parkinson’s at home, while empowering them in understanding and coping with their own particular care-giving scenario.

The course co-ordinator is Dr Josianne Scerri, who is the head of the Department of Mental Health, University of Malta. Her research interests include the experiences of people living with chronic illnesses and that of their informal carers, as well as interventions targeting patient and carer empowerment.

For more information, contact Malta University Consulting Ltd on tel: 2124 0746/9982 9244, by e-mail at or by visiting

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