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Living with Parkinson’s

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…

Yoga and Meditation May Help Prevent Mental Decline

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Studies suggest that people who stay active have a lower risk of developing dementia. If you’re not able to engage in cardio activities like running, you may wonder how important vigorous exercise is to reaping those mental benefits. A new study…

Shake It Up and Share – with Chontelle

Friday, 3 June 2016

Chontelle recently lost her father who lived with Parkinson’s. Later this year she and her family are embarking on a road trip around Australia and they will be using the opportunity to raise awareness about Parkinson’s, Shake It Up and…

How Do You Define What It Means to Be a Caregiver?

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Just like Parkinson’s disease itself, Parkinson’s caregiving looks and feels different for everyone. Some loved ones don’t identify with the caregiver label at all. Others embrace it and find comfort in caregiver support groups. For some, caregiving is a full-time…

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…

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…