Living with Parkinson’s

Did you know there are 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand? There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but the good news is many symptoms associated with the condition can be managed, and assistive products can help with independence.

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Bladder leakage: it’s a wee problem

Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.

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Question Time with Iziyah

Always the joker, Iziyah fields some deep questions with his Mum Dani. He knows he looks a little different but he’d rather you didn’t stare, “just come and say hi!”

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Question Time with Debra

Debra Lampshire describes herself as an ‘explorer of the mind’. She explains how traumatic experiences when she was young inspired her to advocate for more compassion for those living with mental health issues.

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Question Time with Freedom

Freedom tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins, the fact she completely lost her sight age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full.

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Question Time with Daniel

Daniel Holt is a talented graphic designer, he also happens to be Albino. In this short video he explains how his ‘disability’ gives him an advantage over his colleagues.

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Question Time with Fe

Fe lives with Spina Bifida, from an early age her dedicated mum worked with Fe to ensure she woud be able to walk. Now Fe is studying occupational therapy and wants to use her life experience to help others reach their full potential.

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Question Time with Kimmy

Kimmy wasn’t happy with her living situation. At 32 years of age, she was made to go to bed at eight o’clock every night. Kimmy shares how she found her voice and what she does with her new found independence.

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