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Urinary Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, 18 May 2017






Urinary function is governed by the body’s autonomic nervous system, which regulates automatic body functions such as bowel and bladder control and blood pressure, among others. In Parkinson’s, each of those systems can be thrown off balance, but urinary problems…




El Camino Walk for Parkinson's

Interested in doing the El Camino Walk

Wednesday, 17 May 2017






Have you ever wanted to trek the El Camino and discover the delights of Madrid? Shake It Up Australia Foundation is looking at organising an Inspired Adventures trek along the Camino de Santiago in September 2018. To be a part…




Tamara supports her Mum who has Parkinson's disease at her recent wedding

Our Hero Tamara supports her Mum who has Parkinson’s

Friday, 12 May 2017






With Mothers Day on Sunday this weeks hero shows how important her Mum is to her.   Tamara’s Mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s some time ago, she but rarely complains despite the daily challenges of this disease, her Dad is now her…




Pause 4 Parkinson's Update

Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2017 Update

Friday, 5 May 2017






During April Shake It Up ran our annual Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign for the third consecutive year with a particular focus on World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April. We are delighted to report that the campaign was a tremendous success…




Paul uses his Art to Stay Strong with Parkinson’s

Friday, 5 May 2017






Paul was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 15 years ago but uses his passion of art to stay strong.    Paul will be entering his latest piece in to the Archibald Prize exhibition at the end of June and is also making a…




Gut Check on Parkinson’s: New Findings on Bacteria Levels

Tracing the Origins of Parkinson’s to the Gut

Thursday, 4 May 2017






There is a lot of clinical and research data to suggest the gut is involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Constipation, a prominent non-motor symptom associated with PD, occurs years prior to diagnosis in many people. Alpha-synuclein, the sticky protein that…




Parkinson's Research

New Data on Extended-Release Amantadine for Dyskinesia

Monday, 1 May 2017






Over the past year or so, we’ve told you about a dyskinesia drug that is advancing toward U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This week, Adamas Pharmaceuticals announced new data for this therapy, an extended-release formulation of amantadine designed…




Blood test may confirm parkinsons diagnosis

Making Strides Toward Parkinson’s Biomarker

Monday, 24 April 2017






At the current time, there is no identified biomarker for Parkinson’s disease (PD). In other words, there is no objective measure — no lab or imaging test, for example — that can tell whether a person has PD, what type…




Westfield Supports Parkinson's Research as a Platnium Sponsor for Pause 4 Parkinson's

Westfield Corporation supports Parkinson’s Research

Thursday, 20 April 2017






With Pause 4 Parkinson’s running throughout April for World Parkinson’s Day, we are excited to have Westfield support Shake It Up as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2nd year running.  Westfield are committed to serving the needs of the communities in…




Todd Sherer

MJFF CEO on Parkinson’s Disease 200th: “Hope Remains”

Monday, 17 April 2017






In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness month, MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, penned an op-ed for Scientific American about the current state of Parkinson’s disease (PD) research, 200 years after Dr. James Parkinson formally characterised the disease. In the commentary, Dr….