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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.

  • Dystonia and Cramping Muscles

    Fact sheets

    If you regularly experience muscle spasms that result in you adopting abnormal postures, then you may have dystonia. In dystonia, muscles contract excessively and sometimes for prolonged periods.

    Dystonia in Parkinson's
  • Swallowing Problems in Parkinson's

    Fact sheets

    People with Parkinson’s are particularly prone to swallowing difficulties, which affects up to 80% of all people with the condition.

    Swallowing Problems in Parkinson's
  • 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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  • 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

    Dr Simon Stott
  • Parkinson's and Sleeping Problems

    Fact sheets

    Many people with Parkinson’s have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. However there are a few tips you can follow to help yourself or the person with Parkinson’s you care for sleep more soundly.

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  • Creating Friendly Outdoor Spaces

    Carers & Families

    Here's how to plan your outdoor areas so they are easy to access and provide maximum enjoyment.

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