Pipeline for Parkinson's
For nine days, Peter Shinnick will put himself through his paces, running 600 kms from Kalgoorlie to to Mundaring, along the Golden Heritage Pipeline Trail. An ultra-marathon runner, Peter’s hoping to raise $10,0000 for Parkinson’s WA to assist in providing support services in order to improve the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s.
“The reason I have chosen to challenge myself in this manner, is to help raise further awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease,” says Peter, whose dad was diagnosed with the condition a few years ago. Inspired by his dad and determined to raise both funds and awareness, Peter will take up his challenge at sunrise April 17 until Anzac Day April 25.
“I was inspired by the work of Parkinson’s WA and wanted to support them by raising money,” says Peter, who himself is nursing and managing a hip injury. His determination will not however, allow this to hamper his efforts as training is already underway and is testament to his commitment for a deserving cause. If you’d like to contribute as a business or personally to Peter’s epic cause and help him reach his $10,000 to support those living with Parkinson’s, please DONATE HERE
Survey Participants Required
Sleep issues for People with Young Onset Parkinson's (Under 65)
On behalf of the Parkinson’s community, Parkinson’s Australia is seeking feedback for the development of an App. The idea is that the App could assist people with Young Onset Parkinson’s to improve their journey with Parkinson’s.
One of the issues identified during consultations for this Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (YOP-X) Project, is around sleep and fatigue.
The idea is that the App could assist with Young Onset Parkinson’s to improve their sleep and maximise energy.
While studies have shown that sleep issues are one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, greater understanding is needed around how sleep issues present in younger people with Parkinson’s.
The questions accessed via the following link are there to act as a prompt, with a space for any additional contributions. The short survey is also completely anonymous.
Please click here to participate: TAKE SURVEY HERE
Your contribution to Parkinson’s research is greatly appreciated.
Entertainment Book for Parkinson's WA
Parkinson’s WA is raising funds to support nearly 20,000 people living with or affected by Parkinson’s in this state. 20% of every Entertainment membership sold contributes to the Parkinson's Nurse Specialist Service. Help us achieve our goal by sharing this link with your friends and family. Thanks for your support!
Exercise is Key!
It’s a well known fact that for those afflicted with Parkinson’s, exercise is crucial in order to maintain your best quality of life. While medication for Parkinson’s patients’ plays a major role in managing symptoms, exercise is the key to maintaining muscle strength, flexibility and balance.
As Parkinson’s progresses, it becomes easier to exercise less, but this is precisely the opposite of what your body requires. Muscles and joints can become stiff and weak and through movement and exercise, these symptoms can be improved.