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Equine-assisted therapy and Parkinson’s

Researchers from Texas Woman’s University, USA, are investigating how equine-assisted therapy – which involves working with horses to promote wellbeing – can benefit people living with Parkinson’s As part of […]

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Food, mood, and stress

Stress is a demand made on your body.  A stressor can be people, places, or events that you see as a threat.  Stress is a normal chemical reaction in your […]

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Exercise on the go – Planes, trains & automobiles

We’re into the summer months and restrictions are lifting, so many of us are planning our holidays and will be travelling – for one day trips or longer journeys to […]

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Returning to exercise

After months of lockdown with fitness centres and recreation programs being closed, we’ve all struggled to keep up our exercise and activity levels. It is essential you do resume your […]

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Is Parkinson’s hereditary?

Dr Patrick Lewis, a biochemist at the University of London, discusses the “huge challenge” in trying to understand the role of genetics in Parkinson’s disease. Can genetic factors play a […]

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Meet two new team members

Tamie Harvie has joined Parkinson’s NSW as the new Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse for the Shoalhaven region. She succeeds Nina Digiglio in this role. Nina has stayed with the organisation, stepping […]

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Adjusting to life after the pandemic 

As the NSW Government has started to navigate its roadmap to post COVID-19 recovery, it is time to start thinking about life after lockdown. But even though many of us […]

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7 walking strategies for people living with Parkinson’s

Various strategies can help people living with Parkinson's who have difficulty walking, but a new study finds that many people have never heard of or tried these strategies. The study […]

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Pitch in for Parkinson’s Lottery

Purchase Tickets Help to enhance the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s. Help fund more frontline hero's - Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists. 1st Prize: Suzuki Swift GL Navigator valued at […]

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Parkinson’s Voice Project takes off

Bonnie Nilsson and Sally Ireland make a great team. Bonnie is a Music Therapist and Sally is a Speech Therapist with a background in music and singing. Together with Vince […]

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Laser Light Therapy

Australian medical technology company SYMBYX has completed its first human trial of the use of laser light therapy (photobiomodulation or PBM) to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s by targeting the […]

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Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme

The Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) is replacing paper travel dockets with smartcards. The credit card sized smartcard is easier to carry, includes a photo for added security and works […]

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