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Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. They advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.

Parkinson’s Australia represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to Parkinson’s and carer issues.

The role of Parkinson’s Australia is to advocate on the basis of evidence-based policy, promote awareness of Parkinson’s and support education about Parkinson's in the community and with clinicians.

They are committed to a strong consumer focus and work with all Parkinson’s state organisations (who provide support services, education and information) to advocate on behalf of the Parkinson’s community at a federal level.

They are represented within the National Neurological Alliance group which advocates for better services for people affected by progressive degenerative neurological diseases in Australia.

They are dedicated to achieving a society where people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and family members are supported, respected, empowered, and engaged in community life.

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Last reviewed: September 2018

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Information for carers | Parkinson's Australia

Information and support for carers of people living with Parkinson's

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What causes Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Currently there is no known cause of Parkinson’s or understanding of why some people develop Parkinson’s and not others.

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Surgery for Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms.

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MPTP and drug-induced Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms.

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Advanced Care Planning | Parkinson's Australia

Information on advanced care planning and enduring power of attorney.

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Oral Health and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Oral health significantly impacts overall health and wellbeing but can be easily overlooked when addressing the symptoms of Parkinson‟s. Evidence-informed guidelines for optimal oral and dental health specific to Parkinson‟s are limited.

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Parkinson's FAQs | Parkinson's Australia

Answering your questions about Parkinson's disease

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Sleep and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Sleep changes are commonly reported in Parkinson’s and often precede the diagnosis. Disturbed sleep pattern with rapid eye movement behaviour disorder is included in the Parkinson’s Associated Risk Syndrome.

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Nutrition and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Adequate nutrition is vital to maintain health. This is particularly important when living with a chronic condition such as Parkinson’s.

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Vision and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s does not cause vision loss but visual changes may occur due to impairment of eye movement

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