As­sis­tance for peo­ple liv­ing with Parkin­son’s

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

A SUP­PORT group is avail­able in the south-west for res­i­dents liv­ing with, or car­ing for some­one with, Parkin­son’s dis­ease.

“We want any­one in the com­mu­nity who is in this sit­u­a­tion to know they are not alone,” South West Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice ad­vanced al­lied health as­sis­tant Nerida Caden said.

Ms Caden co-or­di­nates the Roma-based Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group which meets twice monthly, giv­ing at­ten­dees an op­por­tu­nity to share in­for­ma­tion, ex­pe­ri­ences and ad­vice about liv­ing with the dis­ease.

Parkin­son’s dis­ease is a pro­gres­sive neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion with no cure and Parkin­son’s Queens­land es­ti­mates there are more than 100,000 Aus­tralians liv­ing with the dis­ease. The sup­port group was started by Ms Caden and a pa­tient she was work­ing with who had the dis­ease.

Any­one in the South West Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice re­gion af­fected by the dis­ease and in need of sup­port is en­cour­aged to make con­tact.

“For those un­able to at­tend in Roma, don’t hes­i­tate to pick up the phone.”

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