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Resources

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brain Health

    Fact sheets

    There is much importance given to medication in Parkinson’s management.

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