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 hard to remember or describe your symptoms and this is where a monitoring device may help you.
Hear from Professor Malcolm Horne about the technology
To participate you will need to:
- Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
- Be aged 59-75 years
- Not received DBS, DuoDopa or Apomorphine therapy
- People who are on 3 or few Levodopa doses per day provided they have had PD for 4 or more years or
- Be taking 4 or more doses of levodopa medication (Kinson, Madopar or Stalevo) each day or have been diagnosed for 4 years or more.
- Be able to travel to a study clinic
- St Vincent’s Melbourne
- Westmead Sydney
- Royal Adelaide
- Royal Hobart
- Princes Alexandra Brisbane
- Beach Brain Sunshine Coast*
- Canterbury Neurology Surrey Hills
- Geelong Victoria*
*Are new locations for 2019
^Site is still being finalised – dependant on interest
What is involved?
You will be required to attend a participating clinic on at least three occasions and as many as seven times. Participating clinics will be available Australia wide.
You will undergo examinations and tests similar to when you visit your neurologist. Before each visit, you will also be asked to wear a PKG watch for a week.
Based on the various tests, doctors may change your medication to improve the control of your Parkinson’s.