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Shout or you’ll be without!

Shout or you’ll be without! Your vocal muscles need exercise, just like any other group of muscles in your body. Being able to communicate with others is essential to a happy and healthy life. However, Parkinson’s makes all avenues of communication tough. It affects the volume, tone, rhythm and speed…


Identifying and preparing future Support Group Leaders

Identifying and preparing future Support Group Leaders At this time of year Support Groups are planning meetings to select their Leadership Team (sometimes called the Committee). Two questions frequently come up: How do we identify and prepare future Leaders of our Group? What do I do if I need to…


Try free daily Laughter Yoga via Zoom

Try free daily Laughter Yoga via Zoom Daily Laughter Yoga sessions are now available FREE via Zoom videoconferencing. This is an initiative of Laughter Yoga Teachers Australia wide, coordinated by Laughter Yoga Australia. One session per day is scheduled over each week at different times of the day in order…


Meet & Greet – Bathurst Support Group

Meet & Greet - Bathurst Support Group The Bathurst Support Group has been in operation for well over 20 years. [caption id="attachment_5629" align="alignnone" width="439"] Bathurst Support Group Zoom Meeting[/caption] The date of its founding could not be established, but the Group was first started by the Aged Care team in…


COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s

COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s A research paper accepted for publication in the journal Movement Disorders suggests that people who have lived with Parkinson’s for an average of 12.7 years may be more susceptible to infection with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Individuals with longer duration of Parkinson’s who become infected…


Di Trestrail of Armidale awarded OAM

Di Trestrail of Armidale awarded OAM Diane ‘Di’ Trestrail of Armidale was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to people living with Parkinson’s on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “I was honoured to receive an email asking me if I would accept this award,” said Di.…


Phone service helps navigate the Aged Care system

Phone service helps navigate the Aged Care system. Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA) has launched a new telephone service to guide people through the complexities of the Aged Care system. The new service can explain: How the Aged Care system works How to organise home or residential care Your…


No-Escape Room: Parkinson’s NSW Launches Awareness Campaign

No-Escape Room: Parkinson's NSW Launches Awareness Campaign No-Escape Room allows people to step into the shoes of people living with Parkinson’s and helps to shift the common misconception that it is a disease of the elderly. This interactive, experientially led campaign has been specially designed to allow Australians to understand…


7 ways to help your loved one with Parkinson’s

7 ways to help your loved one with Parkinson’s. It goes without saying that you want to do your best to help your loved one with Parkinson’s. But what does that mean in a practical sense? For most of us who aren’t natural-born caregivers, we need some time to learn…


Research Participation Opportunity

Research participation opportunity: Genetic factors influencing risk of Parkinson’s. Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are seeking participants for an Australian research study that will investigate the genetic factors that influence a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease. The study is trying to find genetic variants that can help researchers understand, predict, and eventually prevent…


Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups online Community

Parkinson's NSW Support Groups online community. Parkinson’s NSW has an Online Community on Facebook for Support Groups. Anyone can join and benefit from the discussion and sharing. There are currently more than 100 participants in this Community. Join here or search for us on Facebook.


Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait

Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait. Some people with Parkinson’s disease experience freezing of gait every day. Unfortunately, medication that reduces motor symptoms of this disease doesn’t usually help with freezing. At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, PhD student Alexandra Potvin-Desrochers is investigating the connectivity between the regions of the…


World Parkinson’s Congress 2022

World Parkinson Congress (WPC) 2022. The 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) was held in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2019. Now planning is underway for the 6th Parkinson Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain from June 7 to 10, 2022. That sounds like a long time away, but it’s not…


Students connect with seniors to demystify digital world

Students connect with seniors to demystify digital world. The Australian Government’s Office of eSafety is reaching out to high school students to assist in increasing digital literacy for older Australians and building intergenerational relationships. The Be Connected Young Mentors Program was launched in March. eSafety Project Manager Jill McNaught explained…


‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s

‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s. Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Centre have found that ‘natural killer’ white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's and help stop its progression. ‘Natural killer’ cells are white blood cells that can kill…


Living well with the right nutrition

Living well with the right nutrition. Good nutrition is vital for a healthy life, but it is even more important for people living with Parkinson’s. While there is no one Parkinson’s-specific diet plan, it is important to eat a mix of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and dairy products –…


Exercise helps to prevent falls

Exercise helps to prevent falls. Exercise is a proven way to prevent falls by strengthening the muscles that keep us upright and improving our balance. For the greatest benefit try a combination of exercise types – aerobic, flexibility, coordination, and strength.  This combination can be found in activities like riding…


Learn more about navigating the Aged Care system

Learn more about navigating the Aged Care system. On 2 July COTA (Council on The Ageing) will collaborate with Parkinson’s NSW to host a video-chat session featuring a presentation on Navigating the Aged Care System. There will also be time allowed for questions and answers. Here's what you need to…


Online singing helps people living with Parkinson’s

Online singing helps people living with Parkinson's. Each Thursday, people living with Parkinson’s and their carers participate in a specialised online singing program based in Coffs Harbour. Led by Music Therapist Bonnie Nilsson, the Online Parkinson’s Voice Program is funded by the Coffs Harbour Rotary Daybreak in a partnership between…


Tips on preventing falls.

Tips on preventing falls. Falls are a common symptom of Parkinson’s and because everyone has a different journey they can be experienced at various stages of progression. Depending on their severity and direction, falls can result in minor cuts and bruises at best and hospital admissions for serious or even…


New medication to quickly reverse ‘off’ time

New medication to quickly reverse ‘off’ time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an under-the-tongue dissolvable medication to quickly reverse ‘off’ time when Parkinson’s symptoms return between medication doses. The medication is called Kynmobi and is a thin-film formulation of apomorphine placed under the tongue. It is meant…


Parkinson’s NSW Trust appoints independent Directors

Parkinson's NSW Trust appoints independent Directors. Following a search by a professional recruitment consultant, the Parkinson’s NSW Trust has appointed two new, independent Directors. They are Annabel Crookes who is Legal & Risk Director and an Executive Director, Company Secretary at Laing O’Rourke and Andy Esteban who has been in…


Reluctant to take a break from caring?

Reluctant to take a break from caring? Although there are many options for obtaining respite support for carers to take a break, many are reluctant to do so. Concerns are normal but they need to be balanced against the risk that you will burn out. Regular breaks can give carers…


Support Group network continues to grow

Support Group network continues to grow. Parkinson’s NSW has more than 87 Support Groups, including 17 Carer Support Groups. Of those, 25 Groups are in metropolitan areas and 62 are in regional and rural locations. There are also an additional three virtual Support Groups operating via Facebook. Now the network…

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