How dance can help improve symptoms of Parkinson’s

9 January, 2020 | Posted in:

When we think of neurological conditions or mental health we think of the brain. But this can mean we lose sight of the significance of the rest of the body. As Professor of Psychology Adrienna Mendrek shares in a recent article in ‘the Conversation’, ‘I have been mesmerized by the complexity of the brain, completely […]

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Quarter of people with Parkinson’s are misdiagnosed with another condition

3 January, 2020 | Posted in:

A survey commissioned by Parkinson’s UK has found that a quarter of people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed with a different condition, from stroke to anxiety.  The survey of over 2,000 people living with Parkinson’s found that 26% of people were initially wrongly diagnosed with a different condition, whilst 21% were only referred to […]

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New research to examine boosting brain’s self-cleaning mechanism as a preventative for Parkinson’s

29 November, 2019 | Posted in:

A new study has been funded by Parkinson’s UK and Alzheimer’s Research UK to look at the role of sleep, exercise and alcohol in boosting waste disposal in the brain to prevent Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Led by Dr Ian Harrison at the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at University College London, the team will examine […]

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Health and wellness could revolutionise management of long term neurological conditions

9 September, 2019 | Posted in:

The latest emphasis in health and fitness circles has been on measuring, not our lifespans, but our ‘healthspans’. A societal effort to do the same might well present a possible solution to our growing healthcare challenges, and could revolutionise the way we manage neurological conditions. The latest edition of the British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing […]

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NHS RightCare progressive neurological conditions toolkit launches

27 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

A new toolkit has just been published to help healthcare systems better understand the priorities in care for people living with various progressive neurological conditions. Currently, those living with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing: delays in diagnosis and treatment,  fragmented and uncoordinated services,  limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and  a lack of psycho–social […]

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NHSE elective care handbooks now available

26 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

This summer, NHS England has published a series of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialties that RightCare have identified as their focus.  The NHS RightCare programme, which works locally with systems to present a diagnosis of data and evidence across that population, believes that […]

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Drug recall for Parkinson’s and epilepsy

3 July, 2019 | Posted in:

This week, three drugs used to treat aspects of Parkinson’s and epilepsy were recalled following concerns that the medicines had been improperly stored prior to reaching patients. The drugs in question, Neupro, Vimpat and Clexane with a B & S Healthcare label, have been recalled by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as […]

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Early research suggests groundbreaking changes afoot for Parkinson’s

1 May, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Parkinson’s is a neurological condition that affects many elements of day to day functionality, changing a person’s experience of their everyday life. One of these elements is movement, with freezing, stumbling and falling all common symptoms of Parkinson’s. A recent pilot study in Canada has seen some radical changes in patient’s walking, resulting from electrical […]

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Updated guidance on Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s released

6 November, 2018 | Posted in: ,

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have released new guidance on the use of occupational therapy in managing Parkinson’s. Currently holding the motto ‘helping people to live, not exist’, the College are, as with many elements of service and care within the NHS, having to make a strong, evidence-based case for their work. This guidance, […]

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