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Tim runs a half marathon for his mum

Tim Runs a Half Marathon for his Mum

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Inspired by the impact of Parkinson’s on his mum, Tim Ashelford is running a half marathon this weekend to fundraise for Shake It Up. And he’s got some great advice for those looking to ‘shake it up’! What Drives Your…

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Placebo and Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Many clinical trials use a placebo comparison to evaluate the effect of a new drug or therapy. Some people get the active intervention and some get an inactive “fake” treatment that looks the same as the real thing. Volunteers know…

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The Appendix: What is the link to Parkinson’s

Monday, 13 May 2019

A recent study suggests that having your appendix removed (an appendectomy) is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Mohammed Sheriff, MD, of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, examined the medical records of 62 million patients for…

Podcast – Latest in Parkinson’s Research

Monday, 6 May 2019

Earlier this month three members of The Michael J. Fox Foundation staff sat with Contributing Editor Dave Iverson to discuss the latest findings and research to better define, measure and treat Parkinson’s disease. Listen to the Podcast Download the Audio…

Welk Family Parkinson's Fundraiser

The Welk Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Friday, 3 May 2019

Pause 4 Parkinson’s is a great opportunity to bring together friends, family and your local community. What starts out as a small gathering can often overflow into a huge swell of support from those around you as Sarah Welk found…

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Parkinson’s

Monday, 29 April 2019

Walking problems and freezing of gait (a temporary inability to move) are troublesome and difficult-to-treat symptoms of Parkinson’s, especially in progressing disease. Current medications and surgical treatments may not fully address these symptoms, leaving people to rely on exercise and…

Corporates Support Parkinson’s

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Shake It Up is privileged to partner with companies from all over Australia that have joined the fight to find the cure to Parkinson’s. Learn more about the companies that are lending their support to help find a cure for…

Moltoni Family Pause 4 Parkinson's

Moltoni Family Unite for Parkinson’s

Friday, 26 April 2019

The Moltoni family are a powerhouse unit all fundraising together this year to support their brother who has been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s. They’ve already managed to raise over $5,500! We spoke to Hannah Moltoni about all the family…

misconceptions about living with parkinsons

Seven Misconceptions about Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

If you or a loved one live with Parkinson’s, you’re well aware of the varied symptoms that can be part of the disease. For those without first-hand experience, however, misconceptions about life with Parkinson’s can be common and don’t reflect the…

Play for Purpose – Play for Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Play For Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle! Every ticket gives you the chance to win awesome prizes, all while supporting Parkinson’s research. DRAW 4 is now open and will close 8pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019. Get your tickets…

Exercise Physiology and Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Exercise is becoming a well-known treatment for many chronic conditions and specifically, Parkinson’s Disease. The problem is seeking out the right people who have the knowledge and understanding to coach you through what is appropriate exercise for this condition.  These…