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Show your support for people with Parkinson’s

May. 13, 2020

It’s a team effort to support people with Parkinson’s and you can help provide vital support, information and care for every person who needs us.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on our community. You can help ensure that every person living with Parkinson’s receives the support, information and care they need during the pandemic and beyond.

People like John, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012, at just 50 years of age.

This is John’s story…

“My motor skills had become a big problem. One day I noticed I had trouble picking up a pen. I just couldn't grip the pen. And I used to touch type about 105 words a minute. I looked at the screen to see what I'd type and there were two lines of…

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”

One of John’s fingers was frozen on the L key.

Soon after, his wife Adelle thought John had a stroke. His whole right side had collapsed, his face drooped, his leg was dragging and his right arm was just hanging down.

“That's when we both got really scared. I was having trouble standing up, trouble concentrating and massive mood swings. My head was spinning with fear, anxiety, worry…”

John was introduced to Parkinson's Victoria. We helped him and his family understand and manage his Parkinson’s with referrals to allied health specialists, invitations to our education and peer support seminars and crucial information.

“Parkinson’s Victoria has helped me understand my medications and how they work. They have given me the confidence to continue working, to continue playing golf and doing all the things I love to do with my family and friends.”

Show your support for people living with Parkinson’s

 

 

Your donation will help us continue to support John and every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s, by:

1. Expanding our outreach program so we can identify those who are struggling or could benefit from more support now. 

We can connect people with Parkinson’s to healthcare professionals, develop a new management plan for them so they regain their daily routine.

With your help, we can provide individualised support so people can better manage their Parkinson’s.

2. Innovating our Telehealth, phone support and information, online education and peer support offering.

Providing information, advice and guidance from our team using technology will help them and their carers continue to manage and live well with Parkinson’s.

With your help, we can deliver programs and services so people living with Parkinson’s have access to the support they need now and into the future.

 

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Read about John's journey to learn more about the difference your support makes.

 

 

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