Pipeline for Parkinson’s

Peter Shinnick and his dedicated team have raised over $10,000 for Parkinson’s WA Nurse Specilaist Service by putting themselves through their paces for nine days, running 600 kms from Kalgoorlie to to Mundaring, along the Golden Heritage Pipeline Trail. The mammoth task was not without its challenges and Parkinson’s WA are extremely grateful for their

Posted on: 13 October 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

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