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New Study: Mindfullness Yoga Lessens Anxiety and Depression

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mindfulness yoga — yoga with meditation and controlled breathing — eases anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s, according to a recent study in JAMA Neurology. In a randomized controlled clinical trial in people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD), Jojo…

Podcast: Immune System’s Role in Parkinson’s

Monday, 8 July 2019

The immune system is supposed to keep us healthy, but in Parkinson’s it may be too much of a good thing. MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson moderates a conversation with MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, and Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD,…

Ben runsa a half marathon for Parkinson's

Ben Runs a Half Marathon for Parkinson’s

Friday, 5 July 2019

As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparation, we spoke to Ben who ran in the Weston Creek Half Marathon earlier this year about what…

Neurologist Profile: Professor Simon Lewis

Friday, 28 June 2019

Professor Simon Lewis – The Neurologist “YOU COULD SAY THAT I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE, SOME SAY A LITTLE OBSESSED.” As a young doctor, Simon found himself a fierce sparring partner in the form of Parkinson’s disease. He visited hundreds of…

Morgan Stanley Show their Support for Parkinson’s

Friday, 21 June 2019

The team from Morgan Stanley came together yesterday to support their fellow colleague Nikki Blackwood by hosting a morning tea to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research.  Nikki was just 35 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and has…

7 Ways to Help Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, 14 June 2019

Fatigue is a common, frustrating Parkinson’s disease symptom. It can feel both physical and mental, from lack of sleep as well as from apathy, another common symptom. Pain from symptoms like rigidity can make falling asleep more difficult. Insomnia is…

Andrew Pengelly Runs 300km

The Source to Salt – Six Marathons in Six Days

Friday, 7 June 2019

Andrew “Pegs” Pengelly is an inspiring story of courage in the face of adversity. After learning of his diagnosis in his early fifties, Andrew set about constructing a new vision for his life. Part of that vision was a plan…

A Brain Wave Test to Diagnose Parkinson’s

Monday, 3 June 2019

A recent study published in eNeuro suggests that a non-invasive brain wave test – an EEG – could help diagnose or measure Parkinson’s disease. Nicole Swann, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Oregon analyzed the EEGs of 15 people with Parkinson’s…

More Alpha-Synuclein in Spinal Fluid Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline

Understanding Alpha-Synuclein and it’s role in Parkinson’s

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Alpha-synuclein is a priority for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. We devote substantial resources to programs that help us better understand its role in Parkinson’s, measure it, and develop that target it. A new finding from MJFF-funded researchers, published recently…

Fiona Hosts a Movie Night for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Pause 4 Parkinson’s this year had lots of very creative ideas come through for fundraising events! One great idea came from Fiona, who has previously been featured as a hero for running the City2Surf twice for Shake It Up. This…

Boost you Brain Health

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a “movement” disorder because its most recognisable symptoms are tremor, slowness, stiffness and, for some, walking and balance problems. But it’s also very much a “non-movement” disorder. Some of the most common and bothersome symptoms are…

Moltoni Family Pause 4 Parkinson’s Wrap Up

Friday, 24 May 2019

A few weeks ago, we featured the Moltoni family who had banded together to fundraise for Pause 4 Parkinson’s this year. Their fundraising was so successful that they managed to raise over $12,000 making them the second highest community fundraisers…