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…

Travelling with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Don’t let having Parkinson’s stop you from travelling.  Whilst it does present some challenges, with the right planning there is no reason why you can’t enjoy some great holidays.   Check out these tips to help with your planning and travel….

Maryanne joins the team for El Camino 2018 - Trek for Parkinson's

Maryanne joins the team for El Camino 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Maryanne Tigges will be trekking the hills and valley’s of Spain’s El Camino in September 2018 as a participant in our Camino for a Cure adventure. Maryanne shares her story and why she decided to join the tour. What Drives…

Graeme gets his local community involved to support Parkinson's

Our Hero Graeme gets his Local Community Involved

Friday, 8 December 2017

Our hero this week is Graeme who got involved after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 7 years ago.    With his brother Ron also living with Parkinson’s it’s a cause close to his heart.   After hiding from his condition for years Graeme…

The Importance of Positive Thinking on your Health

Monday, 27 November 2017

We didn’t write the book on optimism, but we know the guy who did. In Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, Michael J. Fox sets the example for living. “Your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse…