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Message from the CEO

Welcome to the Summer edition of Stand by Me. As promised in the Spring edition of this publication, I will be keeping our community up to date on our advocacy […]

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Exercise on the go

December and January for many of us means having a holiday. Unfortunately going away can be a good excuse to abandon your daily exercise routine. However, holidays can be a […]

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Tips on travelling with Parkinson’s

The Christmas-New Year period is peak travel season for Australian families  and singles – including those living with Parkinson’s. Here are some quick tips on travelling with Parkinson’s to make […]

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How to choose the best nutrient-rich foods for Parkinson’s

How to choose the best nutrient-rich foods for Parkinson’s Why is nutrient-rich food important to people living with Parkinson’s? Because no matter how perfect your medication regime, no matter how […]

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What if Parkinson’s could be heard in the voice?

What if the first signs of Parkinson’s could be heard in the voice? Parkinson’s disease is best known for causing movement disorders. But brain-damaging protein aggregates may also be linked […]

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My [Parkinson’s] Life – Linda Boulton

Linda Boulton was a 17-year-old dance teacher when she met her husband-to-be 50 years ago. “My old dance teacher was looking for more boys to learn ballet for an end-of-year […]

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Glenda Halliday named NSW Scientist of the Year

Internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Professor Glenda Halliday FAA FAHMS from the University of Sydney is the 2022 NSW Scientist of the Year. Professor Halliday, who received a prize of $60,000, is […]

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A little help from you goes a long way this Christmas

In 2018, Helen Tolhurst gave up her much-loved career as a GP to care for her partner who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. A year later, she learned she […]

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Gifts that help people living with Parkinson’s

Generous Parkinson’s NSW donors often ask what their donated funds will be spent on. Well this Christmas, the choice will be yours – and you can donate as a Christmas […]

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Cool Marie puts her talents to work for charities

Cool Marie, as she likes to be called, is a force of nature. While living with disabilities – and having endured multiple surgeries – Marie lives independently with drop-in support […]

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Tips on managing grief

Grief is how humans respond when experiencing loss. It is a normal, natural, and inevitable response to loss and can affect every part of a  person’s life.  It can seem […]

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How singing helps with Parkinson’s

Communication impairment in voice and speech changes affects most people living with Parkinson’s eventually. The most common communication disorder is hypokinetic dysarthria, which causes rigidity and slowness of communication systems, […]

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