PARKINSON'S TREATMENTS

Parkinson's is a chronic and complex condition and there is currently no cure but there are a range to treatments that can assist with the management and control of symptoms. 

 

Everybody is different and this is very true of Parkinson's, your health care team will work with you to determine the best treatments for your particular symptoms.  It is also true that as your Parkinson's progresses there will be a need to adjust and change the treatments so that they work best for you.  These treatments can include:

  • Oral medications

  • Advanced therapy medications given by injection or by a tube directly into the small intestine

  • Surgical treatments including deep brain stimulation

  • Advice and support from a Parkinson's Specialist Nurse

  • Physical and Supportive therapies including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychology and Social Work.

It is also important that people living with Parkinson's keep active both physically, mentally and socially. There are exercise, yoga, dance and singing programs that are specifically designed for Parkinson's, to find a program ring our infoline on 1800 644 189.  There is good evidence that exercise will reduce the impact of symptoms and there is increasing evidence that it may actually slow the progression of Parkinson's. 

For more information on the range of treatments available see our information sheets here

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