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Sisters Run for Parkinson’s

Friday, 14 December 2018

Parkinson’s is very misunderstood in the broader community and so often people with Parkinson’s suffer in hiding, afraid to let others know about their diagnosis. Finding ways to support someone with Parkinson’s can be difficult but 3 sisters, Bridie, Maddie…

Gavin Takes on the Massive Murray Paddle for Parkinson’s

Friday, 7 December 2018

Exercise has been identified as a major factor in slowing the progression of Parkinson’s, not to mention improving overall health. Our hero this week, Gavin, was persuaded by his exercise physiologist to enter the Massive Murray Paddle – 404kms in…

Professor Glenda Halliday and Dr Nicolas Dzamko

New Parkinson’s Research Grants Funded in Australia

Monday, 3 December 2018

Shake It Up are excited to announce funding for two new grants at The University Of Sydney. Through the support of the community we have to date co-funded over $10.4 Million into Australian Parkinson’s research at 12 different institutes.  Your…

Communicating with Parkinson’s

Friday, 30 November 2018

For many people with Parkinson’s, every day with the disease is different and communicating those changes to loved ones can be challenging. Compounded with the speech problems that affect around 90 percent of people with Parkinson’s confusions are understandable and very common….

Rod Shaves his Beard for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Rod Barber has been holding onto something for 10 years – his beard! And he chose to shave it off to raise funds for Shake It Up. Fun runs aren’t for everyone and there are so many ways to fundraise…

Parkinson’s Research Year in Review and Look Ahead

Monday, 26 November 2018

Parkinson’s research continues to advance at a rapid pace. Led by moderator Soania Mathur, MD, co-chair of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council, panelists Andrew Siderowf, MD, director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and Todd Sherer, PhD, MJFF…

Give a Gift of Love & Hope this Christmas

Sunday, 25 November 2018

This Christmas, Give a Gift of Love & Hope This Christmas, consider giving a lasting memory and make a gift to Parkinson’s research in honour of a loved one. 100% of your gift will go directly towards research targeted at…

Parkinson's Wearable Technology

National Parkinson’s Study Using Wearable Technology

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Your opportunity to get involved in a clinical study using wearable technology.   Study sites are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane When you see your doctor, they usually ask how you have been. Sometimes it may be hard to remember…

Visiting with Family Members who have Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Getting together with family over the holidays can be stressful, especially if a loved one has Parkinson’s. If you haven’t seen each other in a while, you may not be sure what to expect, what’s part of Parkinson’s disease (versus…

Rising to the Challenge to Support Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

How a personal challenge can raise awareness and hope for a cure Thinking of shaving your longstanding beard? How about losing some extra kilos? Or walking from Sydney to Dubbo? We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people…

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s

Monday, 12 November 2018

Gene therapy is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease. Researchers are now testing this novel approach in clinical trials of people with mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s. These therapies are intended to treat movement symptoms (tremor, slowness, stiffness), lessen levodopa needs…

Saf Steps out of her Comfort Zone and Runs for Parkinson’s

Friday, 9 November 2018

  Saf’s story is a heart-warming example of finding the positivity in supporting a family member with Parkinson’s. Saf worked hard to complete the 5km Melbourne Marathon recently and give her mum something to smile about. What Drives Your Commitment…

Could the Appendix Play a Role in Parkinson’s?

Monday, 5 November 2018

A new study published in  Science Translational Medicine suggests the appendix may play a key role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The study, which examined health data from 1.6 million Swedes, found that people who had an appendectomy were 20 percent less…