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  • Enduring Power of Attorney

    Fact sheets

    If you were no longer able to make or communicate decisions for yourself about your health or property it is important that you have someone to act on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney gives this person the legal right to do this.

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  • Keeping a Diary

    Carers & Families

    For people with Parkinson’s, keeping a diary about how they are coping with their Parkinson’s, their medications, and any problems they experience can be very useful. It can also be of benefit for carers to record their experiences of caring.

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  • Restless Legs Syndrome and Parkinson's

    Fact sheets

    Some people with Parkinson’s experience restless legs syndrome. This factsheet explains what restless legs syndrome is, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed and what treatments are available.

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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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  • Preparing for a medical appointment

    Fact sheets

    In order for you to get the most out of your doctor and specialist appointments, you may find it useful to complete this form over the week prior to the appointment so you don’t forget to mention concerns you have about your health.

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  • Carers Health & Wellbeing

    Carers & Families

    As a carer you need time and space to tend to your health and wellbeing. Better health and wellbeing enables you to enjoy life and cope with any challenges that come your way.

    Carers Health & Wellbeing Fact Sheet
  • Parkinson's and Foot Care

    Fact sheets

    Some people with Parkinson’s find they have problems with their feet. This may be a result of the difficulties they have with their gait and walking, or bending over to take care of their feet. Here’s how to stay on top of foot health.

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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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