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Trek for Parkinson's - Tuscany 2020

Trek for Parkinson’s- Tuscany 2020

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Dreaming of a holiday in Tuscany? Join us on a trek along the ancient Via Francigena and take in the rolling hills, vineyards and charming villages of this picturesque part of Italy. Help us raise vital funds for research and…

Speech Program for people with Parkinson's

Speech Programs for People with Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect speech in several ways. Many people with PD speak quietly and in one tone, so they don’t convey much emotion. Sometimes speech sounds breathy or hoarse. People with Parkinson’s might slur words, mumble or trail off at the end of…

Swim for Parkinson’s

Friday, 6 September 2019

Not interested in fun runs but want to do something active to fundraise for a cure? Why not consider a swim! Australia is a country of beaches and Spring/Summer is a great time to get in the ocean. Earlier this…

Stem Cells Parkinson's

Podcast: Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Monday, 19 August 2019

Research on stem cells and Parkinson’s is incredibly active — scientists are using stem cells to learn about disease and develop treatments, and trials testing stem cell therapies in people with Parkinson’s are underway. There’s possibility in stem cells, but…

Rani Walks for Parkinson's

Rani Walks for Parkinson’s

Friday, 16 August 2019

Our hero this week is Rani Doss who put on her own 4km walk around the Maribyrnong river and invited the local community to join her. Rani’s dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago and after seeing how proud he was…

Study Finds Link Between Infections and Parkinson’s

Monday, 22 July 2019

Recent findings shed new light on the interplay of genetics and the immune system in Parkinson’s disease. In the study, gut infections appear to trigger a reaction that leads to Parkinson’s. The study, published in Nature, was led by Dr. Michel…

Mindfullness Yoga in Parkinson's

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…