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Resources

  • Apps to Help You Care

    Carers & Families

    We have looked around for some apps of interest to carers. With technology racing ahead at high speed, these days when people are faced with a problem or challenge, they increasing ask “is there an app for that?”

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  • Caring From a Distance

    Carers & Families

    If you live in another city, town, island or even overseas from someone with advanced Parkinson’s, here are some ideas to bridge the distance.

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  • Parkinson's and Complementary Therapies

    Fact sheets

    Complementary therapies aim to treat the whole person including mind, body, and spirit, rather than just the symptoms. Here are just a few complementary therapies you may want to consider.

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  • Carers' Strategy Action Plan

    Carers & Families

    The 2014 Carers’ Strategy Action Plan sets out what the Government will be doing over the next five years to improve support for family, whanau and aiga carers.

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  • Tips for Home Design

    Carers & Families

    Tips and tricks to make your home easier and more pleasant when living with or caring for someone with Parkinson's.

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  • 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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  • Being More Assertive

    Carers & Families

    Carers have to interact with a wide variety of people in the context of their role which makes being able to communicate effectively very important.

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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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