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DNI Breaks New Ground with Parkinson’s Patient Support

DNI Breaks New Ground with Parkinson’s Patient Support


A father-of-two who has Parkinson’s disease says his life has been transformed by a dog trained to help him with mobility and stability.

Duncan Hughes, from Dublin, was partnered with Leon, a black labrador, just over six months ago. The pilot project by the (opens in a new window)Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater hospital is a first for Ireland and possibly the world.

Read the article and watch the video below by the RTE News team to see the amazing and heartwarming story of the work (opens in a new window)Prof. Tim Lynch and the team at the DNI and UCD are doing with Duncan and Leon.

(opens in a new window)https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0715/1153475-labrador-helps-parkinsons-patient/

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