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Resources

  • 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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  • 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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