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  • Top Mood-Boosting Foods
    Parkinson’s affects mood and can lead to anxiety and depression. Read on to learn more about foods that you can add to your diet to boost your mood. Parkinson’s is one of the most common neurodegenerative conditions. It’s often diagnosed by it’s cardinal motor signs. These symptoms include rest tremor, rigidity, loss of movement and a shuffling gait. However, ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-10-30By Katrina Kahl
  • The Pistoia Alliance
    The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) is delighted to join the Pistoia Alliance.  CPT has an innovative approach to finding a cure. Through our international Linked Clinical Trials Programme, we have identified a large number of drugs with the potential to change the course of Parkinson’s.  Each year dossiers of these drugs are prioritised by a committee of Parkinson’s experts and ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-30
  • Little Big Things™ – Parkinson’s Innovations to Help You Live Well
    All photos Chris Ocken What do a piece of saran wrap, a Nordic ski pole and an eBike have in common? All are everyday items that help people with Parkinson’s live well. And a couple of weeks ago in Austin, TX, we called them innovations or the Little Big Things that provide meaningful solutions to those living with Parkinson’s. For ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-10-29By Chris DiStefano
  • Webinar Registration: Parkinson’s Nutrition for Living Well Today with Dr. John Eric Duda
    Nutrition continues to be one of the most important aspects of treatment for people living with Parkinson’s. The challenge is sifting through all of the available information about dietary guidelines and “ideal nutritional plans” to find what works best for each person. In this webinar on Wednesday, November 6th at 12 pm Pacific, Dr. Duda will address: How dietary choices can affect ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-10-29By Melani Dizon
  • New Findings on LRRK2 Show Promise for Everyone Living with Parkinson’s
    Recent findings suggest LRRK2 kinase inhibitors—a type of Parkinson’s drug now being tested in clinical trials—may benefit a broad array of patients. The research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, was supported by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and built on previous research led ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-10-28By admin
  • Governor General of Australia becomes a Patron of Shake It Up Australia Foundation
    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), is Patron of the Shake It Up Australia Foundation.
    “I ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-10-28By admin
  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
    Chili is a great way to make healthy lunches. Make extra batches to store in the refrigerator or freezer and you’ll have multiple healthy meals ready to go! This recipe combines fiber-rich black beans with antioxidants found in sweet potatoes. Combined with olive oil, cilantro and garlic, you get a flavorful and nutritious mix. Instructions Heat oil on medium ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-10-27By Katrina Kahl
  • A is for Apathy: What I wish I had been told about Parkinson’s disease
    My non-consensual relationship with Parkinson’s disease (PD) officially began in June 2016. I was diagnosed by a great doctor who seemed genuinely concerned that he was about to tell me, at 35, that I had an incurable brain disease. He took his time to explain the motor symptoms of PD and I left his office feeling like I understood the ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-10-25By Omotola Thomas, MSc
  • The 2019 Tom Isaacs Charity Golf Day at Denham Golf Club
    (pictured above: Daniel Smith, Garth Davson, CPT's Will Cook, Charlie Appleyard, Raye Cullen, CPT's Helen Matthews & Sarah Gibling) The Tom Isaacs Charity Golf Day at Denham Golf Club took place on Thursday 17 October and saw 76 players enjoying a round of golf in memory of The Cure Parkinson's Trust's (CPT) late Co-founder and President, Tom Isaacs. Raising over ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-25
  • Our heroes put the fun into fundraising for Parkinson’s
    There’s lots of ways to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising – And this time of year is the best for fun fundraising events! Recently,  Sophie organised a ‘Paint n Sip’ night with friends and family to support Shake It Up. A paint n sip night ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-10-24By admin
  • Promising results from the University of Pittsburgh APDA Center for Advanced Research
    Promising results from the University of Pittsburgh APDA Center for Advanced Research
    J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterBuilding off of pivotal APDA-funded work highlighted here, Dr. J. Timothy Greenamyre and his team, published a investigating the role of Leucine-rich Repeat Kinase (LRRK2) in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). LRRK2 is known to be mutated ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-10-24By Phil Franchina
  • Sir Billy Connolly: stop calling Parkinson’s ‘incurable’
    In a recent interview, Scottish comedian Sir Billy Connolly encouraged doctors to stop referring to Parkinson’s as “incurable”, and said we should be using more positive language when discussing the condition Sir Billy Connolly has said we should stop referring to Parkinson’s as “incurable”, and instead say “we have yet to find a cure”. The Scottish comedian, who was diagnosed with ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-10-24By admin
  • Podcast roundup: conversations on the reality of Parkinson’s
    We roundup the Parkinson’s Life podcast series so far, where people with Parkinson’s come meet up to discuss the realities of living with the condition 1. What’s it like parenting with Parkinson’s? Launching our podcast series on the topic of parenting, we brought together two parents with Parkinson’s for a frank discussion on how the condition has impacted their family life. In ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-10-24By admin
  • Yoga may reduce Parkinson’s anxiety and depression, study finds
    Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, have found that mindfulness yoga – which combines yoga with meditation and controlled breathing – may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s. As part of the study – published in medical journal ‘JAMA Neurology’ – 138 individuals with Parkinson’s took part in mindfulness yoga or stretching and resistance training once a ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-10-24By admin
  • Team CPT at the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019
    Over 16,000 runners took part in this year's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 13 October. Among them were Team CPT – 30 inspiring individuals who together conquered the spectacular 13.1 mile route through central London and four of its beautiful Royal Parks to raise awareness and funds for The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT). We would like to say a ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-23
  • Multi-Arm Multi-Stage Clinical Trials (MAMS)
    The Multi-Arm Multi-Stage (MAMS) trial platform is an innovative approach to clinical trials that may be used to speed up the trial delivery process in Parkinson’s. In a traditional clinical trial design, a group of people are randomly assigned into two groups. A new treatment is then assessed in one group and compared against a control agent which is given ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-23
  • Current Trials Recruiting
    The Adept PD Trial (nortriptyline) This trial is recruiting 408 people across 30 centres across the UK. The trial lead is Professor Anette Schrag. Find out more about this trial. The Bydureon (exenatide) Phase lll Trial This clinical trial, supported by CPT and Van Andel Institute (VAI), is testing the effects of the diabetes drug Bydureon in people with Parkinson's. ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-23
  • Oral dysfunction in Parkinson’s: swallowing problems and drooling
    Oral dysfunction in Parkinson’s: swallowing problems and drooling Two common and distressing problems that can develop in Parkinson’s disease (PD) are swallowing dysfunction and drooling. I want to help you better understand these issues and learn what you can do to improve them – so read on! Thank you to Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP and Bari Hoffman Ruddy, PhD, CCC-SLP ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-10-22By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • An evening of musical entertainment from The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary
    Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment from The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary is a concert band of 60 members made up of serving and retired police officers and police support staff. Originally formed in 1902, they are one of the few surviving police bands still ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-22
  • A Journey Through a Thousand Gates
    Three years ago, I attended my first World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) in Portland, Oregon. It went by in a blur. I had been recently diagnosed and I could barely take it in, but many things left an impression. Like the hallway displaying larger-than-life photographs of faces of people living with Parkinson’s. The wellness events filled with dancing and music. The ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-10-18By Brittany Marti
  • Jess Challenges Herself with a Half Marathon and Honours her Dad’s Memory
    Our hero this week is Jess who ran the Melbourne Marathon on the weekend to honour her Dad. As a health professional, Jess is eager to help find a cure for others with Parkinson’s.
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    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-10-17By admin
  • Plates for Parkinson’s Nutritional Info
    Five incredible Portland restaurants are participating in the third annual Plates for Parkinson’s! Plates for Parkinson’s is an annual event that highlights healthy menu options for some of Portland’s finest restaurants. Check out the nutritional information from a selection of menu options that will be featured at the third annual event on Friday, October 18 from 6-9pm at Urban ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-10-17By Katrina Kahl
  • Another Ambroxol-like Drug for Treating Parkinson’s?
    Tiny variations in DNA are associated with approximately 20% of Parkinson's cases. One of the most common genetic risk factor occurs in a region of DNA called the GBA gene. This sequence of DNA provides the instructions for producing an enzyme - called GCase - which cells use to break down and dispose of waste and unwanted products in cells. ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Musical therapy study to receive $20 million in funding
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is donating US $20 million to a medical trial researching the effects of musical therapy on brain conditions, including Parkinson’s. The trial will be carried out by the Sound Health initiative, a joint partnership between the NIH and The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The initiative was created to expand current ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-10-17By admin
  • Are UK hospitals safe for people with Parkinson’s?
    A new report by charity Parkinson’s UK has found that more than two thirds of hospital patients with Parkinson’s do not receive their medication on time – and calls for mandatory training to make hospitals a ‘safer’ place for people living with the condition People with Parkinson’s are “unsafe” in UK hospitals, according to a new report from charity Parkinson’s UK. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-10-17By admin
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