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Parkinson’s NSW education seminar in Bega

[caption id="attachment_2910" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr Paul Clouston, Kirsten Robertson-Gillam, Clarra McKinnell and Bob McDonald[/caption] Article published in Bega Weekly News  - Alasdair McDonald  8 Aug 2017, 4:49 p.m. The Bega Valley Parkinson’s Group’s monthly get together on Monday August 7, 2017 brought together sufferers of the degenerative disorder with experts…


Simon Lewis Parkinson’s Talk with Sydney Inner West Rotary

You are invited to join Sydney Inner West Rotary on Monday 10th April at  6:00pm for a 6.30pm start. MEET Professor Simon Lewis, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. HEAR about the Latest Research on the Brain, Cognition and Movement. Darbar Restaurant, 134 Glebe Point Road,…


Psychological treatment of anxiety and depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot study

Macquarie University are looking for participants for a pilot study. If you are interested please call (02) 9850 8034 or email Viviana.Wuthrich@mq.edu.au further information below. RECRUITMENT for Macquarie Univeristy: We seek patients with Parkinson’s disease, over the age of 50 years, who are experiencing symptoms of low mood and anxiety (or worry)…


Parkinson’s NSW member awarded Australia Day honour

8th February, 2017 Media release For immediate release Parkinson’s NSW member awarded Australia Day honour   Parkinson’s NSW are delighted to announce that long standing member and person with Parkinson’s, Mr. Adrian Unger has been awarded the Medal of The Order of Australia (OAM) for services to people with Parkinson’s…


New research uncovers potential to delay Parkinson’s disease progression

  25th January, 2017 Media release Embargoed until 6am, 26th January 2017 (AEDT)   New research uncovers potential to delay Parkinson’s disease progression Research published today in international scientific journal PLOS ONE has revealed that the activin A molecule may hold the answer to slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease.…


Changes to Drivers Licensing

While many factors contribute to safety on the road, driver health and fitness to drive is an important consideration. Drivers must meet certain medical standards to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk. Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport…


Parkinson’s Symposium in the Northern Rivers Sept 2016

"MoveIt4Parkinsons' held a symposium in the Northern Rivers on the 17th September 2016 which was aimed at local GP's and Allied Health Care Workers to bring more understanding and awareness of Parkinson's. The seminar aimed to: Identify the complexity of presentations of Parkinson's Disease in general practice Understand the value of utilising…


CAUSE ADVERTISING. PART 4. WHEN SHOCK WORKS. INTERVIEW WITH J.WALTER THOMPSON SYDNEY AND PARKINSON’S NSW

Most medical causes are asking for the same thing, money to find better treatments or cures. Many causes use the same tactic, shock, to get the money they need. Nearly all causes have the same problem, tiny budgets to do the job. But look at how JWT used the three…


World Record attempt to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease

On Friday September 18, Parkinson’s NSW will attempt a Guinness World Record to hold the World’s Largest Core Fitness Class to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease. The attempt will take place in Sydney’s Martin Place between 12.30pm and 1pm. To achieve the record, over 300 people (the current record is…


Runner supports ailing mate

The NSW Unity Walk and Run is a great opportunity to support the people you know who have Parkinson’s Disease. Check out this article in the Wollondilly Advertiser about runner Hamish Oxley who is running for family-friend Kevin Stirling. Download article.


Young Researcher of the Year Award
2015 winner announced

Dr Moran Gilat has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Parkinson’s NSW Young Researcher of the Year Award at a reception at Parliament House in Sydney today. The award was open to early career researchers who are currently working on a Parkinson’s related project, are 40 years old…


Radio personality Steve St John announced as Parkinson’s NSW ambassador

Radio personality Steve St John announced as Parkinson’s NSW ambassador Parkinson’s NSW has today announced the appointment of NEWFM radio presenter Steve St John as an ambassador to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Steve was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at age 46 in September last year. Said…


Punchin’ Parkos on 7:30

Punchin' Parkos was on the 7:30 report on Wednesday 3rd June. Click the link below to view the report and read the article: Punchin' Parkos on 7:30


Exercise For Your Life

There is growing evidence that exercise slows progression and improves some symptoms for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition, which reveals itself differently in each individual. The development of Parkinson’s challenges those diagnosed to remain active while the condition restricts their motor-neuron control,…


Research funded by Parkinson’s NSW uncovers potential new therapy for slowing cell death

Research funded by Parkinson’s NSW uncovers potential new therapeutic approach for slowing neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease Research funded by a grant from Parkinson’s NSW, led by Dr Bryce Vissel and Dr Sandy Stayte at Garvan Institute in Sydney, Australia, has discovered a potential new therapeutic approach with promise for slowing dopamine…


Getting closer to a cure –grants awarded for research into Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s NSW has awarded $288,000 for research into Parkinson’s disease. Leading Australian researchers have received grant funding for 7 projects that,  if successfully developed will aid in finding a cure for Parkinson’s and help those living with the disease improve their quality of life.  The 7 projects chosen by the…


1600km ride to raise money for Dad with Parkinson’s Disease

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10th APRIL 2015 Balmain local, 31 year old Sarah Hetherington will be riding an epic 1600kms from Sydney to Melbourne return this Saturday 11th April (World Parkinson’s Day) on her motorbike to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s disease. Sarah’s father David has recently…


Parkinson’s NSW Releases New Website

In an effort to provide our education and services in a modern and effective manner Parkinson’s NSW has undergone a redevelopment of our website. Thanks to the good people at Surf Pacific our new modern website has been developed to be responsive on all viewing platforms including desktop computers, laptops,…


World Parkinson’s Day 2015!

World Parkinson’s Day is here again. This year we continue to raise awareness and funds for the support of those with Parkinson’s as well as research for a cure. Here at Parkinson’s NSW we want to raise awareness in the family and friends of those most susceptible to Parkinson’s symptoms.…

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