The first Deep Brain Stimulation support group took place at North Shore Private Hospital on Friday 25 May. The group, which will now meet quarterly, was hosted by Parkinson’s NSW and Sydney DBS and gave those who have undergone DBS as a treatment option for their Parkinson’s disease an opportunity to share their stories and experiences.
Speaker, Dr Paul Clouston, spoke about his own personal experience of electing to undergo DBS to help treat his Parkinson’s disease and how the procedure has improved his life. Dr Clouston was joined in discussion by Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook and Neurologist Dr Paul Silberstein who provided the support group attendees with information on how they identify patients who could benefit most from DBS treatment.
The register your interest in the next DBS support group at North Shore Private Hospital, proposed for Friday 21 September, please call the Parkinson’s NSW Info Line on 1800 644 189