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COVID-19 vaccine safe for people living with Parkinson’s

STUDY SHOWS COVID-19 VACCINES ARE SAFE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S A study authored by a group of Parkinson’s experts – including neurologist Professor Bastiaan ‘Bas’ Bloem who has a global reputation – says COVID-19 vaccination with approved vaccines should be recommended for people living with Parkinson’s (unless there is…


Seeking support

Reasons to seek support Many of us already have levels of anxiety and stress resulting from our everyday life or illness – and now we are living with the additional pressure of COVID-19 restrictions. Sadly, there remains stigma around mental health issues and seeking support from counsellors and psychologists. Many…


10 points to ponder!

10 POINTS TO PONDER... The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!…


Your physical & mental wellbeing

Staying physically & mentally healthy As humans we have strong physical and psychological needs. With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, these needs can be harder to meet.  prioritising your mental and physical health and wellbeing has never been more important than now. According to the Self-Determination Theory, we have three psychological…


Building your digital skills

Tech-savvy, or needing a bit of help? Leep is a not-for-profit organisation that works to enable people to use technology in an increasingly digital world. Its focus is on building digital skills and confidence, and its goal is to narrow the digital divide and reduce social and economic exclusion. The…


Your physical & mental wellbeing

Staying physically & mentally healthy As humans we have strong physical and psychological needs. With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, these needs can be harder to meet.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising mental health and wellbeing has been more important than ever. This World Mental Health Day – October 10 –…


COVID-19 and the link to Parkinson’s

COVID-19 and the link to Parkinson's On 23 September 2020, the ABC  published a story online  titled Experts warn coronavirus may cause 'wave' of neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease about Australian research into the potential of COVID-19 to cause longer term damage to the brain, leading to conditions such as Parkinson’s. This…


Can Covid-19 increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s?

Can Covid-19 increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s? Although there isn’t yet sufficient evidence to draw conclusions, it is possible that people who survive Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be at increased risk of Parkinson’s, researchers from Brazil argued in a recent paper. The paper titled COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease: Are We…


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…

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