About Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition which affects the brains ability to control movement and mood. It is caused by a loss of nerve cells which lead to a reduction of a chemical called dopamine in the brain.

There are many different symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, the more common ones are slowness in movement, muscle stiffness, tremors, difficulties with balance, depression, anxiety and a mask like expression.

There currently is no cure, however there are now significant breakthroughs in research, treatment options, exercise and art therapies that can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

About Parkinson’s NSW

Parkinson’s NSW is a peak body that provides information, support and education to people living with Parkinson’s, their families, carers and health professionals. Our services include:

  • An InfoLine staffed by specialised Parkinson’s nurses
  • Face to face and online counselling
  • Neurological Nurses in regional and rural communities
  • Over 75 Support Groups throughout metropolitan and regional NSW
  • Education seminars for the general public,
  • Education seminars to GP’s, nurses and allied health professionals

In addition to our support services, we fund research into finding better treatments and give scholarships to exercise physiologists and professionals.

Our vision is a community free of Parkinson’s.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people living with Parkinson’s.

For more information head over to our website www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au or contact the Infoline on 1800644189 who can assist anyone with any question. 

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