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  • Caring While Taking a Holiday

    Carers & Families

    The holiday season is meant to be a time when you take a break from the daily stresses of life and recharge. For carers that can be difficult to do.

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  • Wearing off and involuntary movements (dyskinesia)

    Fact sheets

    If you have been taking a Parkinson’s medication that contains levodopa for some time, for example Sinemet, you may develop some side effects that can affect your movement.

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  • Caring and working

    Carers & Families

    If you’re caring for someone with Parkinson’s and also working, life can be demanding. Knowing when and how to ask for help and being aware of your rights at work often helps.

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  • Helping After Falls

    Carers & Families

    There is always a danger of carers trying to help their loved ones up after a fall when they are not sure how to do so safely. In this piece by Tara Martin, who is Clinical Lead at On the Go Physiotherapy, Christchurch, tells you how.

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  • Parkinson’s and travelling overseas

    Fact sheets

    Parkinson’s needn’t stop you going on holiday overseas. Many people with Parkinson’s travel regularly. However, when anyone prepares for a trip it typically involves doing quite a few little jobs before they go.

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  • A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

    Diagnosis & Symptoms

    This booklet has been produced for New Zealanders who have just been given a diagnosis of Parkinson’s.

    A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

    Fact sheets

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment, not a cure, for Parkinson’s. It is a therapy that treats a number of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Here we look at what DBS is, who can get it and what the possible benefits are.

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  • Residential Care

    Carers & Families

    When your loved one goes through a period of ill health, it can often lead to discussions surrounding whether they should go into long term residential care. Here are some things to consider in your discussions.

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  • Taking Part in Clinical Trials

    Fact sheets

    Whether it’s something you actively seek out or you’re asked by your doctor, neurologist or Community Educator to consider taking part in a clinical trial, there are many benefits.

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