Tag: Living with Parkinson's

Guide for Navigating Parkinson’s Every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) embarks on a unique journey. There is no standar...
Shake It Up supporter and Parkinson’s advocate Sheenagh Bottrell was so kind to sit down with us recently to share her Parkinson’s story. ...
Many people with Parkinson’s experience sexual problems related to the disease. Movement symptoms can pose practical challenges, non-movement sympto...
Parkinson’s is an individualised disease, meaning everyone’s symptoms and paths are unique, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are comm...
With temperatures soaring across the country, here are our top tips for keeping cool. Keep hydrated: Make sure you drink plenty of water and fruit jui...
Pain is a common, but perhaps unexpected, non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Up to 75 per cent of people can experience some form of dis...
Difficulty swallowing, called dysphagia, can happen at any stage of Parkinson disease. Signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may includ...
Mindfulness yoga — yoga with meditation and controlled breathing — eases anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s, according to a rece...
Fatigue is a common, frustrating Parkinson’s disease symptom. It can feel both physical and mental, from lack of sleep as well as from apathy, anoth...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a “movement” disorder because its most recognisable symptoms are tremor, slowness, stiffness and, for so...
Many people with Parkinson’s disease consider or need surgical procedures to treat other conditions. These may range from a minor knee replaceme...
Getting together with family over the holidays can be stressful, especially if a loved one has Parkinson’s. If you haven’t seen each other...
Music is powerful — it moves us physically and emotionally, often transporting us back to a previous place and time. A foot will start to tap along ...
  Professor Simon Lewis has put together this great video titled “Living with Parkinson’s – A Survival Guide.   He shares some practical ...
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 yo...
Weight loss in Parkinson’s is common, but it’s usually mild or, at most, moderate. Changes can occur at any time with Parkinson’s disease (PD), ...
“Off” is a term doctors and researchers use frequently in Parkinson’s care and research. But people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may be less ...
Dexterity problems can include fumbling for notes, change, and credit cards at checkout counters. Staying at home is a great temptation when your sym...
What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of t...
As people with Parkinson’s know all too well, the disease can cause many more symptoms than those that are noticeable from the outside. Some of the ...
Before Parkinson’s is formally diagnosed, many people, their families (and sometimes their medical providers) blame slower walking and falls on agei...
Besides choosing an exercise you enjoy, connecting with the right motivation can turn exercise into a habit. How exercise affects symptoms tops our co...
Local Sydney HSC student Emily made the decision to design and produce a chopping board that would make preparing food so much easier. After much rese...
A new glove designed with mechanical gyroscopes could control tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). “Gyroscopes are like spinning tops:...
If your muscles often feel stiff and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. “Rigidity, or stiffness, is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s...
In general, it’s much easier to maintain a healthy diet when you cook at home. But Parkinson’s disease symptoms can make meal prep challenging, an...
After a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, adjustments and renovations both small and large can help make your home more comfortable — and safer — f...
Before you or a loved one received a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, you may have only been familiar with the tremor symptom. Parkinson’s is differ...
Pets provide both companionship and practical help with daily life for many people with Parkinson’s disease. Service dogs trained to work with peop...
Parkinson’s disease can have an impact on relationships, including friendships. Friends may feel hurt if you reach out less often, unaware that apat...
If you have a friend or family member who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may feel at a loss for the best ways to help. These f...
It has recently been discussed that leisure activities may benefit people living with Parkinson’s. Studies that showed relaxing activities lead to d...
Many people with Parkinson’s see a neurologist just a few times a year. While those visits may be supplemented with appointments with other members ...
The hallmark signs of Parkinson’s disease — tremor, stiffness, slowness and/or walking problems — are fairly obvious to the outside observer. Le...
Painting, playing an instrument or simply dancing in your living room are all relaxing ways to express yourself. For many people with Parkinson’s, t...
  Stress can be a natural result of navigating a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and managing Parkinson’s care. Besides interrupting sleep and ...
When Nancy Mulhearn learned she had Parkinson’s disease seven years ago, she kept the diagnosis mostly to herself, hiding it from friends, colleague...
In June, The Michael J. Fox Foundation hosted a Hot Topics call “Living with PD: Going Beyond Medications” with featured speaker Dr. Monique Girou...
An inspiring story of a family’s battle with Parkinson’s and Jordan’s fundraising initiative to help find a cure. Jordan’s Story My initi...