April is World Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Parkinson’s as it was 200 years since Dr James Parkinson published his 66 page essay ‘The Shaking Palsy’ in 1817.

Closer to home, 2018 marks the 20 year anniversary of our Specialist Nurse Service in Western Australia, and it is because of the generosity of donors that we have been able to grow the service throughout the Perth metro and South West areas.

Your support is truly appreciated and enables us to sustain our services and continue to provide care for people with Parkinson’s in Western Australia.

Let's Unite for Parkinson's this April, because we are In This Together. 

 

Parkinson's Western Australia Inc

Incorporated in 1984, Parkinson's Western Australia Inc. is a small not for profit organisation with the task of providing care and services to nearly 20,000 people living with or affected by Parkinson's in Western Australia.

Our vision is for a nation without Parkinson's.

Our mission is to encourage, develop and implement programs for the cure, treatment and care of people with Parkinson's.

At present there is no cure and as most people live for many years with this progressive condition, the primary focus of treatment is on the control and management of symptoms and reduction in complications associated with Parkinson's.

The Parkinson's WA's Nurse Specialist Service provides education, support, assessment and ongoing monitoring of people living with the condition. The Service covers the metropolitan and some regional areas in Western Australia.

There are 22 active Parkinson's Support Groups in the State. We also offer our community, access to regular weekly dance, tai chi, yoga and singing classes.

In addition to conducting seminars and funding research,Parkinson's WA provides an educational role to medical and allied health professionals with the aim of ensuring informed care.



Get involved!

There are many ways to get involved. World Parkinson’s month is during the month of April, and World Parkinson’s Day is on 11 April 2018.

Hosting an event such as a morning tea, or fancy dress day at work, will not only raise awareness of this condition, but also raise much needed funds to support people living with Parkinson's. 

For other simple or more detailed fundraising ideas, visit our website. 


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