International Nurses Day

Happy International Nurses Day This year we celebrate our 21st anniversary of our Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist service. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It’s a day for nurses to be honoured and recognised for the work they do. Thank you to our eight wonderful

Posted on: 08 May 2019

A Pilgrimage to Shoreditch

Janet McLeod, Senior Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist writes about the time she travelled to the United Kingdom and Europe, finally achieving a long hoped for goal…. “As a nurse passionate about all things related to Parkinson’s I have always wanted to visit the area where Dr James Parkinson lived and worked- Shoreditch in London. On our

Posted on: 04 April 2019

Sinemet® Shortage

The world-wide shortage of all forms of Sinemet® has been ongoing for some time. We can now confirm that Sinemet® will continue to be in short supply until possibly December 2019. The shortage is due to a problem at the manufacturer’s level. Sinemet® 100/25 is completely out of stock however Kinson 100/25 (generic form of

Posted on: 28 February 2019
close up of sinemet parkinson's disease medication shortage

Twilight Sailing 2019

On Wednesday 20 February Parkinson’s WA had it’s annual Twilight Sailing event at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Yet again it was a wonderful evening, thank you to everyone who came along and joined us out on the water. This event is a Parkinson’s WA member only event, so if you would like to

Posted on: 27 February 2019
close up of parkinson's wa twilight sailing event

Curtin University researchers need your help!

Research at Curtin University is examining if brain training and brain stimulation together can improve thinking and memory skills in people with Parkinson’s. What is involved: Complete questionnaires that will be sent to your home Complete a two hour face to face assessment at Curtin University or in your own home Attend Curtin University twice

Posted on: 05 February 2019

20th Anniversary of the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists

On Wednesday 21 November 2018 Parkinson’s WA held a celebration at The Niche for the 20th Anniversary of our Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist Service. We were very lucky to have in attendance at the celebration, Honourable Roger Cook MLA (Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health) who gave an uplifting speech. 20 years ago on November

Posted on: 22 November 2018
close up of the parkinsons nurse specialists and roger cook mla

A Walk In The Park 2018 Success

We have had our best year yet, with over 1000 people uniting to take part in the 2km and 5km walks, to increase the awareness of Parkinson’s in Western Australia. Hundreds of people registered on the day, with many wearing our new blue t-shirts. It was great to see a sea of blue on the

Posted on: 27 September 2018

A Walk In The Park Volunteers

We had 49 volunteers at A Walk In The Park this year, with their help they ensured that the day ran smoothly. Our volunteers this year were from Curtin University (ParkC) and UWA, plus many of our regular volunteers. A special mention to Tamara Clarkson and Lisa Clarkson who were the Volunteer Coordinators again this

Posted on: 26 September 2018
close up of volunteers at parkinsons wa a walk in the park

Gut Research

As part of the Parkinson’s WA 2018 Zrinski Research Grants program, expressions of interest for research participants are being sought for a study looking at the gut microbiota and Parkinson’s. Dr Ryan Anderton from the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science is the lead researcher and is looking for a range of participants for this

Posted on: 26 July 2018
closeup of people volunteering for Parkinson's research