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  • Freezing in Parkinson's

    Fact sheets

    ‘Freezing’ describes the experience of stopping suddenly while walking or trying to begin walking, and being unable to get going again for a period of seconds or even minutes.

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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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  • The Science of Parkinson's Seminar with presentations by Dr Simon Stott, Professor Maurice Curtis, & Sir Richard Faull

    Treatment & Therapies
    The Science of Parkinson's seminar was held in Auckland on 28th May 2019. 

    Dr Simon Stott is the Deputy Director of Research at The Cure Parkinson's Trust in the United Kingdom. He gave an overview of clinical trials for Parkinson's: Ongoing and the fu

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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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  • Communication and Parkinson's

    Fact sheets

    Many people with Parkinson’s will experience difficulties with speech and communication. Any communication issues that arise should be discussed with your doctor or Parkinson’s Community Educator.

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  • Resources for Carers

    Carers & Families

    A number of excellent resources for carers as well as wider support are available from Parkinson’s New Zealand, Carers New Zealand, health professionals and other agencies. Here's what they can do for you.

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  • Parkinson's and Dental Health

    Fact sheets

    Poor motor function means nearly half of all people with Parkinson’s have difficulty with their daily oral hygiene routine. On top of that medication can dry out your mouth leading to other oral issues.

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  • Parkinson's and Eye Problems

    Fact sheets

    Experiencing eye problems is not uncommon among people with Parkinson’s. Such problems are often related to Parkinson’s or its treatment but may be due to other causes such as cataracts or glaucoma.

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