Tania Mallet, who starred in Goldfinger, is the cousin of Dame Helen Mirren, the Bond Girl.

In the 1964 movie, Tilly Masterson co-starred with Sir Sean Connery as James Bond.

Following the passing of her cousin Tania, Oscar-winner Dame Helen issued a statement expressing her condolences.

She campaigns for a change in how people view people with neurodegenerative disorders.

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Helen Mirren is advocating for a change in how Parkinson’s disease is perceived so that patients are no longer mistakenly classified as intoxicated or compelled to live in social isolation due to their perceived “weirdness.”. “.

The Academy Award-winning actor is trying to bring attention to the 120,000 Britons with uncontrollable tremors caused by a degenerative neurological condition.

During a recent trip to the UK, Mirren spoke exclusively to The Guardian about how a close friend’s 10-year struggle with Parkinson’s had made her more conscious of the challenges the disease’s victims face, including deteriorating physical impairment, mental pain, and, for some, social stigma.

The Parkinson’s UK organisation calls the UK postcode lottery for access to NHS support services for patients, such as specialised nurses and physiotherapy, a “disgrace. “Mirren, who won the 2007 Academy Award for best actress for her performance in The Queen, pleaded for an end to the dispute.

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She made it clear that she was behind their fight for equal access. That someone who lives 15 miles away can access something while the other person does not is terrible. “.

“A photographer who had been a close friend of mine for 30 years was given a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis about ten years ago. He stumbles, walks with a stick, has trembling hands, has trouble walking, trips over himself, and is unable to rely on his balance. He is physically very weak. Both his social standing and his way of life have suffered. “.

Parkinson’s disease progresses gradually but unavoidably. Daily management of it is complex. The inability to know whether they can or cannot accomplish anything today causes people who have it to struggle. Because of this, daily life becomes more challenging. For instance, you can drive for five minutes without any problems before abruptly losing the ability.

Some patients’ hands or limbs may shake, but this does not always mean they are intoxicated, as is commonly believed due to a lack of public awareness.

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People staring at you and assuming you’re inebriated must be the worst thing – utterly awful, terrible, and so embarrassing continued Mirren.

Patients with Parkinson’s disease “are not some strange people living on the periphery of human experience. “.

She continued by saying that the public needs to comprehend Parkinson’s disease fully just as they are starting to understand autism.

Twenty years ago, autism was this strange, frightening, terrible thing, but today, it is a condition that is much, much better understood. Regarding Parkinson’s disease, the same can be said. “.

“The general public needs to have an open discussion about Parkinson’s disease. As valuable and significant as you, me, and everyone else is, people like my friend shouldn’t feel the need to hide from the public. What you said is absurd and horrifying. “.

Parkinson’s patients had to appear to onlookers no different from someone sporting a cast on a broken limb.

Mirren claims that we are still a long way from that because the bodily manifestations of it are so different from what we currently understand.

According to Steve Ford, chief executive of Parkinson’s UK, “We are pleased that Helen Mirren is supporting our Fair Care for Parkinson’s campaign and acknowledges the need to transform attitudes toward Parkinson’s among the general public, healthcare professionals, and government.”. People’s symptoms are frequently misinterpreted and disrespected.

Nintendo Wii video games may help Parkinson’s patients with their balance, coordination, and mood, according to a new study funded by Parkinson’s UK. Dr Cathy Craig, a Queen’s University Belfast psychologist, will be in charge of the research.

In Craig’s opinion, the Wii can help people become more physically fit and improve their movement. People claim that as their balance has improved, they can better prevent falling, which is a typical Parkinson’s symptom.

Others discover that the social features of the Wii significantly improve their moods and assist them in overcoming the anxiety and depression that many people with Parkinson’s experience.

Mirren advertises the Wii Fit video games from Nintendo.