Assistance for people living with Parkinson’s
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.”