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Scholarship to Melbourne

Parkinson’s WA is pleased to announce that we will be providing financial support for two members aged under 55 years to attend the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference in Melbourne which takes place on the 22/23 September 2017. This scholarship will cover the cost of flights, accommodation, registration, and taxi fares for two people from WA.

Posted on: 27 July 2017
Closeup Parkinson's WA Melbourne skyline

Sue Edge art exhibition

Sue Edge’s bright, eye-catching creations will be on display and available to purchase as original canvases and framed paintings from Parkinson’s WA. The collection has been updated with new designs including emu’s which are a new character that Sue has recently developed. Sue also has merchandise available to purchase such as greetings cards, coasters and placemats.

Posted on: 27 July 2017
Closeup Parkinson's WA art exhibition

Curtin University research on Parkinson’s

Researchers at Curtin University are currently investigating impulsive behaviours in Parkinson’s. Recent studies have shown that impulsivity can be an issue for some people with Parkinson’s. The current project is investigating factors that might contribute towards the development of problematic impulsive behaviours. The research also aims to develop better measures of impulsivity. This will assist

Posted on: 04 May 2017
Picture of Leon Booth who is undertaking research on Parkinsons at Curtin University

Parkinson’s – 200 Year Anniversary and Five Great Men

Dr James Parkinson (1755 – 1824) After whom the condition is named, published the 66 page Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817. At that time the value and accuracy were not widely recognised by the medical fraternity. It was a descriptive piece of work resulting from the observation of six people affected by the

Posted on: 06 April 2017

Parkinson’s Treatment Sparked My Creativity

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Sue Edge has uncovered a creative side that has involved her creating poetry and paintings. “My creative side has been ignited, not just in poetry, but now in painting! This coupled with a touch of obsession fuelled by my new Neupro patches…..crazy!” said Sue. Here is a recent poem that

Posted on: 04 April 2017
Painting of birds created by Parkinson's patient Sue

Wagin Woolarama

The Wagin Woolarama is an event held in March each year. It showcases and celebrates regional WA and attracts about 20,000 visitors. This year, farmers Flo and John Kitchen from Carenda Angus Stud in Katanning, decided to donate one of their steers to be sold at the Prime Yearling Beef Auction during the show. They

Posted on: 23 March 2017
Stow sold at Wagin Woolarama the proceeds were donated to Parkinson's WA

Sonny’s 3rd Birthday Party makes a donation!

Roger Gordon has Parkinson’s.  His daughter Samara, who lives with her family in the small wheatbelt town of Tammin, supports Parkinson’s WA in any way she can. Recently, she invited her son Sonny’s friends from the local Play Group to his third birthday party, and asked guests not to bring a present, but to make

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Blake is off and running with “Ks for a Cause”

Blake is easily meeting her target of running 35 kms each week. Last week she took a short cut on her running route through Kings Park and up the very challenging Kokoda Trail. Blake hopes to raise $2,000 for both Parkinson’s WA and Beyond Blue. She is already a quarter of the way to her

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Anna Brotherson’s Solo Swim

Anna Brotherson’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s just over a year ago.  To support her dad and Parkinson’s WA, the very fit City Beach mother of three took on the challenge to swim solo to Rottnest in the 2017  Karma Resort Rottnest Channel Swim. All the while with the goal to raise $5,000 for Parkinson’s

Posted on: 27 February 2017

Parkinson’s no Barrier to Success

Parkinson’s WA member, Sue Ferguson, was the only person with Parkinson’s to compete in the recent Collie Adventure Race. Completing the 10km kayak leg of the race, Sue beat all the odds and weather conditions to finish in just over 2hrs. Completing the 10km kayak leg of the race, Sue beat all the odds and

Posted on: 23 January 2017