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Parkinson's Disease Awareness

12 April 2018 Blog
In recognition of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week, our Head of Aged Care and Rehabilitation Dr Amanda Boudville is reminding people of the main signs of the condition.

Parkinon’s Disease is a complex condition that can effect people differently however the three main symptoms are tremors, slowness of movement and rigidity (stiffness of the muscles).

Other symptoms can be associated with Parkinson’s Disease, including postural instability (poor balance), changes in speech or voice and swallowing difficulties.

Parkinson’s Disease can effect communications skills, which can impact on interactions and relationships with family and friends.

If you suspect you or a loved one may have Parkinson’s Disease, please speak to your general practitioner.

At St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, we provide a multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s Disease.

Our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals work together to provide the best possible care to patients.

We also offer group sessions, including voice, stretching, singing and tai chi classes.

Education sessions are also provided for patients and their carers on a variety of topics.

For more information on Parkinson’s Disease visit Parkinson's WA.

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Dr Amanda Boudville - Aged Care and Rehabilitation Consultant
Amanda Boudville is Head of Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals. She is an experienced geriatrician and stroke physician and has worked across various areas of the public health system. Amanda is also a Board Member of the South Metropolitan Health Service.
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Dr Amanda Boudville Aged Care and Rehabilitation Consultant