ABOUT PARKINSON'S NSW

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to the lives of over 700,000 people directly impacted by Parkinson’s in Australia.


About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition which affects the brain’s ability to control movement and mood. Parkinson’s is very complex, and people can experience different symptoms and are affected in different ways. Some of the common symptoms are; shaking, stiffness, slow movement, difficulties with balance, depression and anxiety.


What we do

Parkinson’s NSW provides free, essential services to people with Parkinson’s and their families to help them deal with the ongoing challenges of living with this devastating disease. Our services include:

  • An InfoLine staffed by experienced, qualified nurses

  • Face to face and online counselling

  • Neurological Nurses in the community to assist people in their homes

  • Over 68 Support Groups throughout metropolitan and regional NSW

  • Information distribution through events, seminars and written material

  • Education to allied health professionals

  • In addition to our support services, we fund research into finding better treatments and ultimately finding a cure.

 

Who we help

With over 700,000 people in Australia directly impacted by Parkinson’s, we help children, parents, husbands, wives, partners, friends and grandchildren from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We also support health professionals working in the area of Parkinson’s disease to better understand the disease and how to assist those affected by it.

 

Key statistics

  • Over 700,000 people in Australia are directly impacted by Parkinson’s

  • Over 80,000 people with Parkinson’s in Australia

  • 30 people are diagnosed each day

  • 20% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s are of working age

  • 10% of people with Parkinson’s are under 40

  • Parkinson’s affects both women and men equally

 

Webiste:

www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au


InfoLine

General information about Parkinson's disease and related issues is available through our Infoline which is staffed by health professionals. Your call can remain anonymous if you prefer and our support staff are well equipped to provide information about any aspect of Parkinson's disease.

Please call 1800 644 189 Free call from any landline.
*Please note: 1800 calls from your mobile may attract an additional fee from your service provider.

 

Counselling

People with Parkinson's disease, their carers, family and supporters can access a Parkinson's NSW Counsellor by ringing 1800 644 189 (toll free) for an appointment. The Counsellor is available over the phone, or in person in metropolitan Sydney. This is a free service. Our Specialist Counsellors are skilled in the issues surrounding Parkinson's disease.

 

Education & Consultancy

Education and consultancy is available for people living with Parkinson's, their partners, families and carers. For health professionals working with people living with Parkinson's, including Aged care workers and Allied Health professionals. To find out more, call the InfoLine on 1800 644 189.


Ask an expert

If you have a specific question and would like to contact us by email, please direct it to pnsw@parkinsonsnsw.org.au and we will aim to respond within two working days.

 

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