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. If you do, please contact the Parkinson’s organisation in your state directly (links in top r/h corner of page). Their Client Service Officer’s 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.