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Join our online Living Well conversations

Sep. 18, 2020

Arming yourself with the right tools and knowledge to manage your symptoms is key to living well with Parkinson’s.

Join us every Wednesday at midday for our one hour Living Well conversation series.

Using the Zoom platform, you will join Parkinson’s Victoria health professionals and others living with, or caring for, people with Parkinson’s for a topic presentation, plus plenty of time for questions and answers.

 


Building your Multi-disciplinary team 

Getting the best management for Parkinson’s can be complicated and you do not need to do it on your own. Building a team of health care professionals to support you in managing your Parkinson’s symptoms is now identified as being one of the most effective ways to get the best symptom management. This Living Well will provide you with the information to help you construct your team. 

Wednesday, 12pm - 10 Mar 2021


Sleep and Parkinson's

How did you sleep last night? For many people living with Parkinson’s, sleep difficulties are very common. Sometimes the harder you try, the harder it becomes!!  This session will explore the sleep difficulties encountered in Parkinson’s and provide practical suggestions on how to overcome them.

Wednesday, 12pm - 24 Mar 2021


What is the NDIS and is it 'right' for me?

For those of you under 65 years and living with Parkinson’s, you may be eligible to receive supports and services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In this session, we will focus on what the NDIS is and explain how it may benefit you. To help you decide if the NDIS is right for you, we will also hear from members of our Parkinson’s community as they share their experiences of the NDIS so far.

Wednesday, 12pm - 14 Apr 2021


Safe Hospitalisation

Hospital stays are always inconvenient! Even more so when living with Parkinson’s. This session will explore common challenges which are often experienced and how to manage them. Hear from a person who has experienced first-hand some of these challenges.

Wednesday, 12pm - 28 Apr 2021


Understanding My Aged Care

Are you over the age of 65 and considering a little help around the home? Are you already receiving support but feel you need more? Perhaps you’d like some Allied Health services but don’t know where to start. In this session, we will discuss what ‘My Aged Care’ offers, and with the help of some of our Parkinson’s community, we will provide useful tips to help you navigate the system.

Wednesday, 12pm - 9 Jun 2021


Infusion Therapies

Infusion therapy, or continuous therapy, can be a consideration to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. This therapy, which delivers a constant dose of Dopamine or medication that helps Dopamine, can be an effective way to manage unpredictable movements. While thinking about an infusion therapy can be daunting, for many people this form of therapy has been life changing. Our Living Well session aims to explain these therapies and  provide you with information on treatment choices for Parkinson’s. 

Wednesday, 12pm - 23 Jun 2021

 

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