Thank-you to our Nurses
Parkinson's WA celebrates 22 years of its Parkinson's' Nurse Specialist Service. Covering both metropolitan and regional areas, the service has educated, supported and cared for those with Parkinson's for over two decades. Their invaluable service ensures people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers are provided with expert nursing advice, knowledge, and assistance managing the condition. Thank-you to our fabulous and dedicated nurses and all the work that you do! To view photos of our nurses over the past 20 years, visit our Nurse Specialist page.
International Volunteer Day
December 5 is International Volunteer Day, a day we celebrate the local heroes, those whose outstanding contributions within our community help make a difference. Designated by the United Nations in 1985 as a global observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism, at Parkinson's WA we acknowledge the dedication of our own 60 ongoing volunteers. Working alongside us in administration roles, assisting in functions, events and fundraising, our Board members, committee members and support group leaders, we thank-you from the bottom of our hearts.
The efforts of our volunteers are celebrated each year at our Annual General Meeting. If you would like to join our team of dedicated team of volunteers, please visit our volunteering page or call the office on (08) 6457 7373.
Visiting with Family Members Who Have Parkinson's
As we join our loved ones this Christmas, you may find you are visiting a parent or other loved one living with Parkinson’s. For those wanting more information or practical tips about how to navigate the changes and challenges that Parkinson’s can bring , please access this free guide, distributed by the Michael J Fox Foundation.
Please click HERE for more information:
Sleep issues for People with Young Onset Parkinson's (Under 65)
On behalf of the Parkinson’s community, Parkinson’s Australia is seeking feedback for the development of an App. One of the issues identified during consultations for this Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (YOP-X) Project, is around sleep and fatigue.
The idea is that the App could assist people with Young Onset Parkinson’s to improve their journey with Parkinson’s. The idea is that the App could assist with Young Onset Parkinson’s to improve their sleep and maximise energy.
While studies have shown that sleep issues are one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, greater understanding is needed around how sleep issues present in younger people with Parkinson’s.
The questions accessed via the following link are there to act as a prompt, with a space for any additional contributions. The short survey is also completely anonymous.
Please click here to participate: TAKE SURVEY HERE
Your contribution to Parkinson’s research is greatly appreciated.