High quality information, education and support for all people with Parkinson's and Parkinson’s Plus conditions living in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition which impacts each person differently. Although there is no cure, support, information and treatment options are available.
Our Parkinson’s Educators provide information, education and support about managing and living with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s impacts the whole family, not just the person diagnosed. Support is available for people who care for those living with Parkinson’s.
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Groups across Aotearoa
Whether it’s donating, fundraising, volunteering, or becoming a Red Tulip member and participating in local social activities, there is so much that you can do.
Become a Red Tulip member and be invited to participate in your local Action Group's social activities and events.
From managing fatigue, medication or learning Parkinson’s specific exercises, there is a variety of information and education on how to live with Parkinson’s.
We are here to provide information, education and support to families living with Parkinson’s. Here are some of the ways we help people live positively with the condition.
One of our Parkinson’s Educators will visit you at your home* and answer any questions you or your whānau may have about Parkinson’s.
* If there is no Parkinson’s Educator in your region this service will be offered by phone or videoconference.
Our Parkinson’s Educators liaise with and can refer you to health professionals including speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and others.
These groups for people with Parkinson’s and carers are facilitated by a Parkinson’s Educator and are either face-to- face or online.
Sometimes you may need a helping hand to discuss Parkinson’s with others. Our Parkinson’s Educators can support you, whether it is a conversation with your doctor, specialist, employer or whānau.
We offer an online Goodfellow unit course and can tailor courses for health professionals who care for people who have Parkinson's.
This issue of The Parkinsonian includes news about how researchers have discovered a way of diagnosing Parkinson's within two to three minutes, a study suggesting statins could lower the risk of elderly developing Parkinsonism, a summary of a recent presentation on Apathy and Parkinson's, a fact sheet on falls and more.
We are grateful for our supporters who help us provide information, education and support to people living with Parkinson’s in Aotearoa New Zealand.