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This Christmas, gift an eCard to a loved one and help us continue to grow our Parkinson's Nurse Specialist service, so that we can reach more people in need across Western Australia.
Our Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists visit people with Parkinson’s in their homes. The Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists team covers the Metropolitan area and the South West, making home visits and assisting patients with management of the condition.
Did you know we have a team of specialists in the south west?
It is estimated that there are about 100,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Australia . It affects both men and women.
Being newly diagnosed with Parkinson's raises many questions and queries about the future.
Close family members often take on the role of caregiver as the condition progresses, sometimes changing the dynamic of relationships.
Parkinson’s is a common progressive neurological condition which has the potential to affect all aspects of life.
Over 20 informal support groups including a young onset group, are active in the metropolitan area and rural regions. Meetings are attended by people with Parkinson’s, family members and carers to share information and enjoy social support and friendship.
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As we focus on wellness and spring into Yoga, we spoke to our South West Parkinson's Nurse Specialist Donna Mallaby, who holds a 500hr Yoga Teaching qualification, about how Parkinson's symptoms can be managed with Yoga therapy.
What Yoga offers an individual with Parkinson’s, is one way which may help slow down the progress of the symptoms, both motor and non-motor. It helps an individual to develop peace of mind, inner stillness and, maybe most importantly, ‘acceptance’.
This year, the energy was electric with a burst of community spirit as we celebrated the same walk, with a slightly different story.
Empowering you to care when faced with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s WA receives financial support from a variety of sources which when combined, enable us to provide the best possible service for people with Parkinson’s in Western Australia.
Being involved in Parkinson’s WA is one of the most powerful and enjoyable ways that you can help make things better for people with or impacted by Parkinson’s in our state.
There are many ways to directly support Parkinson’s WA.
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