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Parkinson’s NSW nurses drive education benefiting people living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s NSW nurses drive education benefiting people living with Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant Vince Carroll – who is based in the Mid North Coast Local Health District – and Sydney-based Parkinson’s Registered Nurse Julie Austin recently participated in a collaborative project with the Health and Education Training Institute (HETI) and…


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…


Nambucca Support Group Participant Awarded OAM

John Mills – a stalwart of the Nambucca Valley Parkinson’s Support Group – has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the local community. John had a long career as a pharmacist. Twelve years ago, he was invited to speak at the Nambucca Valley…


Parkinson’s patients in the Illawarra better informed

Experts concerned Parkinson’s patients may be missing out on support in the Illawarra A meeting of Parkinson’s advocates and experts hosted by The Hon. Sharon Bird MP, Federal Member for Cunningham, was held at Wollongong Town Hall on 22nd February to celebrate the launch of a new education campaign called Act on…


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…

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