Acting Out Dreams and Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Actor Alan Alda’s recent announcement that he’s living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) brought the disease into the public eye. But what caught many people’s attention was what led him down the path to diagnosis: acting out his dreams, or REM…

Sleep distrubances in Parkinson's

My Challenges with REM Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

John Cobb was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in August 2011. He is a retired pharmacist, a husband, a father and a grandfather. He blogs at Personal Parkinson’s. There is a certain clarity that comes with rising in the small hours of…


Sleep disorder an early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Neurologists at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute warn ‘those things that go bump or kick in the night’ may be signalling early onset of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects 80,000 Australians and while the causes of…