The impact of Parkinson’s

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Parkinson’s disease impacts more than the individual. It impacts family members, carers, work colleagues, health professionals and places significant burden on Australian society as a whole.

It is now estimated that there are 212,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s and it is expected to grow by 79% through to 2034.

This is based on 2018 research by a joint Monash University and University of Melbourne team. Based on this latest research, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in NSW is estimated as 63,750.

We are here for people living with Parkinson’s, family members and support networks.

Your support ensures we can continue to provide services and care programs. With less than 6% Government funding, our services, support programs and research can only continue with your generosity. Help us continue to make a positive impact on the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.

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Parkinson’s is the second most common age-related neuro-degenerative disease after dementia with age being the greatest risk factor for developing it.

Research by Deloitte Access Economics indicates that Parkinson’s is more prevalent than many common cancers in Australians over the age of 50 – including prostate, breast, colorectal, and lung cancers.

However, despite cancers being declared a National Health Priority Area (NHPA) for Federal and State Governments, Parkinson’s is not.

 Parkinson’s is a priority

The prevalence of Parkinson’s increases by a factor of three after the age of 65. The growth rate in the number of people living with this illness is expected to increase dramatically as the Australian population ages.

It is estimated that the average growth rate in Parkinson’s will be 40 percent over the next 20 years, compared with a general population growth rate of just over one percent.

Deloitte Access Economics research in 2015 estimated the prevalence of Parkinson’s in Australia was 84,000 people.

Parkinson’s is one of Australia’s most burdensome economic and social chronic illnesses now, and this burden will increase over the decades to come.

Parkinson’s disease impacts more than the individual. It impacts family members, carers, work colleagues, health professionals and places significant burden on Australian society as a whole.

We strive every day to ensure the impact of Parkinson’s is lessened with each and every touchpoint. From the Specialist Parkinson’s team that handle phone calls and face to face consults along with our counsellors and regional Nurse specialists – we won’t give up!

We are here for people living with Parkinson’s, family members and support networks.

Your support ensures we can continue to provide services and care programs. Help us continue to make a positive impact on the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.

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