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Dance For Parkinson’s Free Community Class

Parkinson’s WA in partnership with Ausdance WA  will be holding a Dancing Community Class in the middle of the Dance for Parkinson’s Teacher Training on Friday 6th October. Dance can offer physical, mental and social benefits for people of all ages, and levels of mobility and ability. In a Dance for Parkinson’s class, participants are

Posted on: 19 September 2017
Closeup participants at a Parkinson's WA Dance for Parkinson's class

A Walk In The Park Update – stories in the media

Register Now Our annual fundraising event ‘A Walk In The Park’ is fast approaching –  on Sunday 17th September at Perry Lakes, which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Register between Sunday 10 September and 4pm Friday 15 September to enter a draw for $100 Ikea voucher – the winner will be drawn at random and announced

Posted on: 05 September 2017
closeup David Ellard and Dad Rick who are fundraising for Parkinson's WA

Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM): Saturday 28th October 2017

The AGM is an opportunity for you to hear all about our achievements over the past year including the Annual Report. It is also a chance for you to have your say and raise any matters you think could further help people living with Parkinson’s in WA. Nominations for election to the Board of Management

Posted on: 04 September 2017
Closeup of Parkinson's WA Annual General Meeting

A Walk In The Park 2017

‘A Walk In The Park’ is an annual fundraising event held in September which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month. “People travel from all across the Perth metro area for ‘A Walk In The Park’ each year. There are currently more than 100,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s throughout Australia. Over 8,000 of those are in WA,

Posted on: 21 August 2017
Closeup of two ladies at Parkinson's WA A Walk In The Park

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