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.
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.
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.
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.
Caring for another person is challenging. Taking a break every so often is important for both the physical and mental health of carers. Here we look at arranging respite care at a residential care facility.