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Professor Kim Delbaere and Dr Matthew Brodie

Parkinson’s Grant Funded at NEURA to address Falls

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF & SIUAF) have funded a grant at NEURA to test eHealth and smart garment technologies to prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. NeuRA’s…

Jackie to trek the Larapinta trail for her Mum

Jackie Joins the Larapinta Trek in Support of her Mum

Friday, 18 January 2019

Jackie Parton is taking part in our Larapinta Trek for Treatment later this year, inspired by her mother’s battle with Parkinson’s. If you’re interested in taking part in our trek, there are still places available but contact us quickly as…

PPMI Study Reaches Important Milestone

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) has reached an important milestone: the study completed enrollment. We have now met the ambitious goal we set back in 2010 of enrolling 1,400 participants, including 600 with rare genetic mutations. PPMI is The…

The Grinch Movie Day for Parkinson's

Ted Hosts a Movie Night to Support his Grandma

Friday, 21 December 2018

Small actions can make a big difference. Our hero this week is 7-year-old Ted who was inspired to do something to make a difference for his Grandma. A small movie night turned into a huge success as Ted managed to…

PD Warrior Webinar

PD Warrior 10 Week Challenge – FREE Webinar

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Are you living with hope? Are you setting brave goals and working towards them?  PD Warrior, the internationally acclaimed exercise program for Parkinson’s Disease, is going on tour (virtually that is) to deliver a taste of their signature 10 Week…

Sisters run for Parkinson's

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…

Murray River Paddle for Parkinson's

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…

Supporting a friend with Parkinson's

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

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…

Michael J. Fox Foundation Monthly Webinar

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 the gift of love and hope this Christmas - Donate to Parkinson's

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…