COVID-19 Update

Following advice from the Department of Health, Parkinson’s WA has decided to take precautionary health and safety measures and place our Activity Programs and Support Groups on hold for the foreseeable future.  As of Monday 23 March, Singing, Dancing, Tai Chi and Yoga classes will be suspended until further notice. Parkinson’s WA Seminars Newly Diagnosed,

Posted on: 17 March 2020

Dance to Move Mandurah- Unfortunately now postponed due to COVID-19

Parkinson’s WA Support Groups throughout WA – Following advice from the Department of Health, Parkinson’s WA has decided to take precautionary health and safety measures and put our Activity Programs on hold for the foreseeable future. Therefore, our  Activity Groups will be cancelled as from Monday 23 March. We hope to resume this program as

Posted on: 09 March 2020

Twilight Sailing 2020

On Wednesday 19 February Parkinson’s WA had it’s annual Twilight Sailing event at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Over 40 Parkinson’s WA members enjoyed an evening of fun, relaxation and wonderful company sailing the Swan River. Yet again it was a wonderful evening, thank you to everyone who came along and joined us out

Posted on: 20 February 2020

Pipeline for Parkinson’s – POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE

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

Posted on: 04 February 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

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 further notice. 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 Sinemet®)

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

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

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