Brain Awareness Week (BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research. The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition […]
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, […]
Article originally published on 6 September 2018 by Parkinson’s UK here Parkinson’s UK has reported that it has been made aware by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) that there is currently a supply issue with some of their Sinemet products in the UK and other countries. Current manufacturing capacity constraints mean that the […]
Following the successful completion of a quality improvement pilot in orthopaedic surgery entitled Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), the Department of Health and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have commissioned an expansion of the GIRFT programme that will cover an additional 35 clinical areas over four years from April 2017 to support providers in delivering clinical […]
People with Parkinson’s experience both physical and mental symptoms, with up to 40% of patients experiencing depression or anxiety says the report, hot off the press. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Parkinson’s have focussed their latest investigation on mental health and their newly published findings suggest that symptoms such as anxiety and depression […]
by Suma Surendranath 2016 has been an important year for the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network with major activities taking place across the UK, all working to transform services for people affected by Parkinson’s.
by Dr Christopher Kobylecki Assessment of people with Parkinson’s is complex for several reasons. Each person has an individual symptom profile and disease trajectory, and we are only starting to understand what makes some people progress at a different rate than others. The pattern and impact of motor fluctuations and dyskinesia varies from person to […]