If you have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's, you
probably have quite a few questions. You may want to find
out more, or have specific questions or concerns not yet
covered on this website.
you do, please contact Parkinson’s Victoria directly.
Our Client Service Officers can advise on a range of areas
such as emotional issues for families dealing with the diagnosis,
social and health care rights, welfare benefits, driving,
insurance, and employment. We welcome calls from people
with Parkinson's, carers and family members.
Please remember that Parkinson's affects people in very
different ways, and no two people will have exactly the
same symptoms or experience of Parkinson's.
In addition, your attitude to life is very important. If
you have Parkinson's, try not to be discouraged or depressed
if you find that your condition slows you down, or makes
certain routine activities more difficult. Keep working
at your own pace, and retain as many of your leisure activities
as you can, and keep yourself as active and healthy as possible.
We are here to support you. If you would like further information,
please do not hesitate to contact
us or you can download our Journey Information Kit from
section of our website. Alternatively, you can order a paper
copy of the kit which comes with a DVD, by contacting the
Health Team on (03) 9581 8700.
Journey DVD is an 8-part educational video providing information
for people who are recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
You can watch it online on our YouTube
Please remember that when searching the internet for more
infomation about Parkinson's, try to stick to websites such
as Parkinson's UK
and other reputable non-profit organisations.
If a website is making claims that seem too good to be true,
they probably are!
Always seek the advice of your Neurologist before trying
any alternative or complementary therapies. You can read
more about complementary therapies on our Help