Parkinson's New Zealand (The Parkinsonism Society of New Zealand Inc.)

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. It is caused by insufficient quantities of dopamine - a chemical in the brain. Dopamine enables quick, well-coordinated movement. When dopamine levels fall, movements become slow and awkward. Parkinson’s has both motor and non-motor symptoms, and while it cannot be cured it can be treated. As Parkinson’s is a progressive condition, it can often take many years to develop and has little effect on life expectancy. Different people will experience a different number and combination of symptoms.

Parkinson's New Zealand provides: Education, Information and Support for all people with Parkinson's, their caregivers, friends and families.

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Address:

PHYSICAL:

Level 3, James Smiths Building, 55 Cuba Street, Wellington

POSTAL:

PO Box 11067, Wellington 6142

Freephone:

0800 473 4636 (0800 4 PD INFO)

Phone:

04 472 2796

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