Recently Diagnosed


Individual reactions to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s are as varied as the symptoms of the condition. Whatever the reaction, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone, we are in this together. 

Giving yourself and your loved ones permission to experience a range of emotions following diagnosis is okay. Remember, it is likely you have already experienced a number of life challenges, prior to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Just as you coped with those new and difficult moments, you will find the resources to cope with your future life with Parkinson’s. 

Parkinson’s is a complex condition. The symptoms can impact on day to day activities and the future. Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s is a life changing experience, but there are treatments to help manage the symptoms and support services available to help get the most out of life, maintain independence and to continue to enjoy all that life has to offer. 

There is no ‘best’ way to deal with the changes and adjustments that come with living with a chronic health condition. The adjustment period is different for everyone. Try to remain positive, realistic and connected to your friends, family and community.


Knowing where to find answers to your questions can make a real difference and is only a phone call away.

Contact our Information Line and you will be directed to the Parkinson’s organisation in the state that you live in for all the information and support you need. The Information Line is free and confidential, and available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (except public holidays).

Free call: 1800 644 189