living with PD

Living with Parkinson’s

2015 HSC student Emily Andrews with her award-winning utility board. Picture: Braden Fastier

Emily’s design a cut above the rest

Thursday, 14 April 2016

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 research – including consulting neurologists, Shake It Up Founder Clyde Campbell and even asking her…

misconceptions about living with parkinsons

Seven Misconceptions about Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 11 April 2016

If you or a loved one live with Parkinson’s, you’re well aware of the varied symptoms that can be part of the disease. For those without first-hand experience, however, misconceptions about life with Parkinson’s can be common and don’t reflect the…

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…

Five Ways to Help Muscle Stiffness in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 25 January 2016

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,” says Rachel Dolhun, MD, a movement disorders specialist at The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Stiffness can be…

Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Finding it hard to get-up-and-go, or you’re simply not interested? You may be experiencing apathy. Apathy Is a Non-motor Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease Apathy causes a general lack of motivation and interest, as well as a dampening of emotional expression….

5 Simple Ways to Help Parkinson’s Caregivers

Monday, 23 November 2015

If you have a friend who provides care for a loved one with Parkinson’s, you may not see them as much as you used to. Caregivers organise doctor’s appointments, medication schedules and often take on a slew of other responsibilities….

Living with PD: Janice Rowan

Monday, 26 October 2015

Today, Janice wants to share her personal story of living with Parkinson’s. From diagnosis to her positive outlook, she uses her creativity to stay on top! How old were you when you were diagnosed? 56. Tell us about being diagnosed?…

Brain Health: Predicting Parkinson’s

Monday, 19 October 2015

We love sharing information from around the community offering up to date information and opinions on what is happening in the Parkinson’s world. Today, we are excited to share with you Associate Professor Simon Lewis’ recent video on predicting Parkinson’s,…