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…

Parkinson's Wearable Technology

National Parkinson’s Study Using Wearable Technology

Friday, 19 April 2019

Your opportunity to get involved in a clinical study using wearable technology.   Study sites are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Tamworth* When you see your doctor, they usually ask how you have been. Sometimes it may be…

Andrew Hill

Research Project Funded at La Trobe University

Monday, 15 April 2019

Shake It Up Australia together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation have committed funding to Professor Andrew Hill at La Trobe University to test the power of extracellular vesicles (EVs), or cell particles, to detect the disease via…

James Parkinson Orator for 2019 is Clyde Campbell

Friday, 12 April 2019

Yesterday Shake It Up Founder and CEO Clyde Campbell was honoured  to be invited by Parkinson’s Queensland to deliver the James Parkinson’s Oration at their World Parkinson’s Day luncheon at the Pulman Hotel in Brisbane. Parkinson’s Queensland President and National Vice-President, Professor…

Liz Cantor support Shake It Up to find a cure for Parkinson's disease

Liz Cantor Gets Behind Pause 4 Parkinson’s

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Join Liz Cantor on World Parkinson’s Day as we Pause4Parkinsons.  Gather your friends and family dor an event anytime in April as we all come together in our quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s.    Liz has been our ambassador…

New Alpha-Synuclein Therapy Begins Clinical Trial

Monday, 1 April 2019

The Parkinson’s therapeutic pipeline continues to grow as another therapy targeting the protein alpha-synuclein begins human studies. Earlier this month, BioArctic announced that it, along with its partner AbbVie, has begun clinical trials joining seven other alpha-synuclein therapies already being tested by…

Could Parkinson’s have a Distinct Smell?

Monday, 25 March 2019

Researchers at the University of Manchester in England are reporting on a biological signature that makes up a distinct Parkinson’s smell. They found that people with Parkinson’s disease have altered levels of certain compounds in sebum — oily secretions that…

Tips for Having Surgery When You Have Parkinson’s

Monday, 25 March 2019

Many people with Parkinson’s disease consider or need surgical procedures to treat other conditions. These may range from a minor knee replacement to a major heart procedure. Whatever the surgery, these tips may help you prepare and recover more quickly:…

Nikki Blackwood features on a new TVC to highlight prevalence of Young Onset Parkinson's

TVC Raises Awareness of Parkinson’s in the Community

Saturday, 9 March 2019 Our latest TVC aims to brings awareness to Parkinson’s including the prevalence of Young Onset Parkinson’s (YOP). With 100,000 people in Australia living with Parkinson’s and 20% under 50 approximately 20,000 are diagnosed with YOP.  This TVC features people living…

Michael J. Fox Foundation Monthly Webinar

Webinar – Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound

Monday, 4 March 2019

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and recently FDA-approved focused ultrasound (FUS) are two options to manage Parkinson’s symptoms, but not everyone is eligible. Dr. Soania Mathur, co-chair of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council, leads a discussion with Patient Council…