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Alec and Megan Swim for Parkinson’s

Friday, 23 February 2018

This weekend our heroes Alec and Megan are swimming 19.7km in one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim. Seeing the impact that Parkinson’s has had on their Pop inspired them to get involved and fundraise for research.  The thought…

Our Hero Georgia joins the El Camino Trek for her Dad

Friday, 9 February 2018

Seeing a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson’s inspired Georgia to jump straight in and join the Shake It Up team in the El Camino trek for Parkinson’s.  After setting herself a fundraising target of $7000 Georgia is well on her way…

Doctor and Patient

Drug Reverses ‘Off’ Periods in Phase III Trial

Sunday, 4 February 2018

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience “off” periods, times when symptoms return because the medication isn’t working optimally, soon may have a new treatment option. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced positive Phase III results of under-the-tongue apomorphine, which mimics the…

Linked Clinical Trial Program – Australia

Thursday, 1 February 2018

In 2016 the Cure Parkinson’s Trust (UK) spearheaded a unique initiative called the Linked Clinical Trials program (LCT) in collaboration with the Michael J Fox Foundation, the Van Andel Research Institute (Michigan), the Shake it Up Foundation and the Garvan…

Lew Body Dementia

Seizure Medication May Help Lewy Body Dementia

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a type of dementia — a broad term for a disease of memory, thinking and/or social abilities that is severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. LBD also is a form of atypical parkinsonism, which…

caffeine may have a neuroprotective effect—meaning that people who are regular coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease (PD)

Caffeine a Potential Marker for Parkinson’s

Monday, 15 January 2018

Millions of people reach for a caffeinated beverage each morning to jumpstart the day. Now, early research indicates that the stimulant that gets people moving also might help diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). A recent study published in Neurologyfound that people with Parkinson’s had…

Spano IGA Race Day raises over $54k for Parkinson's research

Our Heroes and Highest Fundraiser for 2017 are the Spano Family

Friday, 12 January 2018

Each week we profile the many amazing supporters around the country that are fundraising for Parkinson’s research.    Today we shine the spotlight on our  highest individual fundraisers for 2017- the Spano Group Spanos IGA are becoming well known for their wonderful…

Parkinson's research

LRRK2 Drug Trial Show Promising Results

Monday, 8 January 2018

Denali Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first-in-human LRRK2 inhibitor clinical trial. The trial concluded that the experimental treatment is safe, and showed a greater than 90 percent inhibition of LRRK2 activity at peak drug levels while lowered the LRRK2…