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Resources

  • 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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  • 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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  • Arranging Respite Care

    Carers & Families

    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.

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