Pipeline for Parkinson’s

For nine days, ultra-marathon runner Peter Shinnick will put himself through his paces, running 600 kms from Kalgoorlie to to Mundaring, along the Golden Heritage Pipeline Trail. Already postponed due to Covid-19, (Peter had planned on running in April, ) Peter is hoping to raise $10,0000 for Parkinson’s WA on October 2-10 to assist in

Posted on: 19 August 2020

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

2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 celebrates the Year of the Nurse and Midwife! In honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated this year as one that celebrates the hard work and dedication of all nurses and midwives. According to WHO, the world will need nine million more nurses and midwives

Posted on: 29 January 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

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