Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition which affects the brain’s ability to control movement and mood. Parkinson’s is very complex, and people can experience different symptoms and are affected in different ways. Some of the common symptoms are; shaking, stiffness, slow movement, difficulties with balance, depression and anxiety.
With over 700,000 people in Australia directly impacted by Parkinson’s, we help children, parents, husbands, wives, partners, friends and grandchildren from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We also support health professionals working in the area of Parkinson’s disease to better understand the disease and how to assist those affected by it.
Your support will make a difference
All monies raised go towards helping people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones through our support services and into funding research into a cure and finding new treatments.
Parkinson’s NSW provides free, essential services to people with Parkinson’s and their families to help them deal with the ongoing challenges of living with this devastating disease. Our services include:
• An InfoLine staffed by experienced, qualified nurses
• Face to face and online counselling
• Neurological Nurses in the community to assist people in their homes
• Over 67 Support Groups throughout metropolitan and regional NSW
• Information distribution through events, seminars and written material
• Education to allied health professionals
• In addition to our support services, we fund research into finding better treatments and ultimately finding a cure.
- Over 80,000 people with Parkinson’s in Australia
- 30 people are diagnosed each day
- 20% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s are of working age
- 10% of people with Parkinson’s are under 40
- Parkinson’s affects both women and men equally