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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Our Pd MasterClasses – what next?

18 December, 2019 | Posted in:

By Dr Peter Fletcher, Academic Director Welcome to the 2019 edition of Moving On, the in-house on-line newsletter of our Parkinson’s Academy. Last year (December 2018) I opened with the line “Uncertainly reigns as the year draws to an end”. We may have had a general election but can anyone tell me where we are miraculously going to […]

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36th Parkinson’s MasterClass projects are commendable

2 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Our 36th Parkinson’s MasterClass shared their intermodule projects recently, and as always there was a wealth and variety of information, findings and actions based on the class’s practical learning.  Project winner Dr Tom Mace shared his exciting local work in a Parkinson’s Hub, part of a newly commissioned integrated care pathway for Parkinson’s to tie […]

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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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Parkinson’s Foundation MasterClass – evaluated

24 October, 2019 | Posted in:

Our latest Parkinson’s MasterClass had over fifty delegates in attendance! Our 37th course to date, let’s hear about the highlights and how we can improve from the people who were there. Superb turn out for 37F PD MasterClass in Sheffield. 2 days of education from top KOLs in Parkinson’s. #PD37F @ACNRjournal @BGSMDS @PDNSA @YoungGeris pic.twitter.com/NDbwczHZNH […]

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World Congress in Geriatric Medicine: ‘Back to the Roots’

23 October, 2019 | Posted in:

The World Congress in Geriatric Medicine ‘Back to the Roots’ conference, was held in August 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. Over 300 clinicians from Geriatric Medicine, Old Age Psychiatry, Neurology and other specialties gathered for five days of learning and networking. Participants were drawn predominantly from all over Australia but also New Zealand as well as […]

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What is the relationship between ageing, frailty and Parkinson’s disease?

18 September, 2019 | Posted in:

Back in June the Parkinson’s Academy hosted “Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians”, an educational meeting sponsored by Bial Pharma. Now in its second year the meeting was a sell-out again and expectations were high. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the meeting was designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests […]

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How do dementia, psychosis and Parkinson’s disease overlap with each other?

12 September, 2019 | Posted in:

“Parkinson’s is now recognized as a multifaceted disorder, with considerable non-motor symptoms characterizing the disease course” opened Professor Iracema Leroi (Trinity College, Dublin). Neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD include dementia, psychosis, depression, anxiety, apathy and impulse control disorders, and affect >80% of people living with PD. [...]

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