Latest research highlights growing evidence for environmental and prodromal factors in Parkinson’s

21 September, 2020 | Posted in:

A team of researchers have just published findings of an increased incidence of Parkinson’s associated with environmental, genetic and prodromal factors. This study is the latest in a growing body of research suggesting that the prevention of Parkinson’s, the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, is possible. The team, led by Benjamin Jacobs and […]

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ParkinsonCare telenursing case history in print

10 September, 2020 | Posted in:

We are delighted to announce the publication of a further article highlighting the benefits of ParkinsonCare, the Parkinson’s telenursing service, recently launched in Italy and spearheaded by Dr Fancesca Mancini. The innovative tool has been used as a daily approach to specialist nursing care for people with Parkinson’s, covering medication, lifestyle and environment (fig 1). […]

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World Brain Day 2020 campaigns to end Parkinson’s

23 July, 2020 | Posted in:

This year, World Brain Day had a very specific focus: to raise awareness about ending Parkinson’s disease. The neurological condition affecting almost 150,000 people in the UK and 1 in every 100 people over the age of 60 globally is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.   Parkinson’s UK estimates that UK numbers alone […]

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Unite to protect people with Parkinson’s – the world’s fourth leading cause of death

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

COVID-19 and malaria were the only illnesses that killed more people than Parkinson’s in the first five months of this year. It’s a stark reminder that while the world’s attention is focused on dealing with SARS-CoV-2, people with Parkinson’s and their families are in desperate need of support. According to data from the John Hopkins […]

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British Movement Disorders Conference 2020

12 February, 2020 | Posted in:

This year’s British Movement Disorders Conference, or ‘BritMODIS 2020’ was held in Birmingham on 31st January. Co-created by the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders (BGS-MD) Section and the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA), BritMODIS 2020 was attended by a large group of neurologists, geriatricians, therapists and nurse specialists. It was also live-streamed for those […]

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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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