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Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 100,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. They advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.

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

Parkinson's Australia are a member of the National Neurological Alliance group which advocates for better services for people affected by progressive degenerative neurological diseases in Australia.

Mission and vision

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.

How Parkinson's Australia can help

Parkinson's Australia advocates for the Parkinson's community, promotes best practice models of service delivery, works to increase awareness of Parkinson's and provides information and education on Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments.

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.

Information line

Call 1800 644 189 for information, resources or advice (free and confidential). Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm (except public holidays)

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Last reviewed: March 2020

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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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Young Onset Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

There is a common misconception that Parkinson's affects only older people, this is wrong. Around 20% of people with Parkinson's are of working age and many are diagnosed in their 30's and 40's.

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Medical options for Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson's is primarily related to a lack of dopamine as a result of degeneration of dopamine producing neurons within the mid-brain.

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