Spotlight interview with Amanda Shirley

The benefits of practicing yoga for people living with Parkinson’s is undeniable – and no one understands this as well as Amanda Shirley. As a single mum with a 13-year-old daughter, Amanda’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s on her 55th birthday, understandably left her in shock. She described how despite feeling overwhelmed by the diagnosis, she has

Posted on: 09 March 2022

Twilight Sailing

In collaboration with the Spacesailer 27 fleet from the South of Perth Yacht Club, the Twilight Sailing event will be running again in 2022. A gentle reminder that this event is for Members only. To become a Member, please Click here to download the Parkinson’s WA Membership form. A big thank you to the South

Posted on: 20 December 2021

Containers for Change

Through recycling your eligible containers with Containers for Change, you can help give back to the Parkinson’s WA community this holiday season. To donate the funds from your recycled containers to Parkinson’s WA, please scan the QR code below or use the Scheme ID: C10329740 at your local depot. Follow this link to find your

Posted on: 16 December 2021

Sue Edge – Art Exhibition at the Niche

Sue’s impressive artwork will be on display and available for purchase at the Niche between 25 November – 10 December. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Parkinson’s WA. We hope to see you there!   A little bit about Sue:  Sue’s Parkinson’s journey has been a roller coaster ride…full of highs and lows.

Posted on: 15 November 2021

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,

Posted on: 12 May 2020

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

We are pleased to announce that the long standing shortage of a formulation of Levodopa/Carbidopa  200/50 ( Sinemet CR) has been resolved. The manufacturers, MSD ( Merck, Sharp & Dohme) Australia, have announced that this medication is once again available. The only change is that Sinemet CR will now be packed in a bottle containing

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

Local Research!

Park C is a long standing part of the academic and Parkinson’s community which continues to attract Honours, Masters and PhD students. Based at Curtin University, this venture brings together local and international disciplines and institutions with a common goal of dedicated interest and work in the field of Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s WA have been involved

Posted on: 05 February 2019