Parkinson's New Zealand
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How aware of Parkinson's do you think people in New Zealand are?

Parkinson's UK has released new research indicating that 77% of people in Britain have little or no knowledge of Parkinson’s. Particularly, other than recognising a tremor or shaking as a sign of Parkinson's, few know any of the other tell-tale signs of the condition, like freezing or a fixed facial expression.

Do you think it is better/worse/the same in NZ?

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about the same, most people only know about the trembling


unless of course they know someone with it who can enlighten them


my experience is very similar to the others, most people visualise you as a person who shakes in an area of the body.

They are usually very sympathetic, I have letter from my doctor which I use at passport controls mainly at airports, this quite simply states that I suffer from parkinsons & do shake from time to time.It does help me from being pulled over & having serious baggage checks.The company I work for are very understanding ,but most of the general workforce still have this vision.


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