Living with Parkinson's

Living alone with parkinson's

7 Tips for Living Alone with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

After a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, adjustments and renovations both small and large can help make your home more comfortable — and safer — for yourself or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, especially if gait, balance and fatigue symptoms are…

Accupuncture and Parkinson's

ACUPUNCTURE AND PARKINSON’S

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of tiny needles into the skin at various places of the body (depending on what symptoms are…

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…

Heatwave Australia, tips for staying cool

5 Tips for Coping with the Heat

Thursday, 12 January 2017

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 juice and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol. Stay indoors: Try to avoid any strenuous activity….

Yoga with Parkinson's

Yoga for Parkinson’s: Research suggests many benefits

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Yoga continues to rise in popularity and is cited as a favourite non-medical therapy by many living with Parkinson’s disease. Getting started can seem challenging, as it is often portrayed with pretzel-like contortions and trendy #yogaselfies on social media. But,…

Shake It Up and Share – with Glenda

Friday, 15 July 2016

This week’s Shake It Up and Share is a follow up story from Glenda – a wonderfully inspiring member of our community who has now written a book about her Parkinson’s journey. 1. How old were you when you were…

5 Common Myths about Parkinson’s Caregiving

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

There’s a saying in the medical community that if you’ve seen one person with Parkinson’s, you’ve seen… one person with Parkinson’s. The same can be said for PD caregivers. Experiences with the disease vary widely, and symptoms change over time. That…

Products to assist people with Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 1 February 2016

Update: In January 2016, we shared a story from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) covering the progress of a special glove that uses a gyroscope to cancel out tremor. It’s still being tested and adjusted, but…

7 Ways the Arts can help people living with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Painting, playing an instrument or simply dancing in your living room are all relaxing ways to express yourself. For many people with Parkinson’s, these hobbies can also help manage certain symptoms. Our community shared how their favorites, from beading jewellery…