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Can Brain Stimulation Help Parkinson’s Disease (Seeking Participants WITH and WITHOUT Parkinson’s Disease)

A PhD project from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is looking for participants. This project aims to examine the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on balance during dual task performance in people with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). tDCS is non-invasive and widely used in neuroscientific and clinical research in humans and is known to improve motor and cognitive abilities in people with and without PD. You are …Read More

Do you have difficulty swallowing or care for someone who does?

Exploring the experiences of people with dysphagia caused by stroke or Parkinson’s disease living at home and their caregivers We are wanting to understand the experiences of people with swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia, who live at home, and that of caregivers caring for someone with swallowing difficulties. Why is the research being conducted? To better understand how the needs of people with swallowing difficulties can be met by speech …Read More

Research Participation Opportunity: Melatonin for insomnia in Parkinson’s Disease

Do you have trouble sleeping? This study aims to find out whether melatonin can assist people with Parkinson’s Disease to get better sleep. Melatonin is used to help sleep, but this scientific study will determine whether there is a true effect in individual people with Parkinson’s Disease. By recording individual symptoms in a sleep diary and using a special watch to record sleep patterns, we will be able to identify …Read More

Dr Jeremy Johnson: supporting people with Parkinson’s through volunteering

Jeremy is a doctor (registrar, training in psychiatry) and volunteered at A Walk in the Park earlier this year. We asked Jeremy a few questions about why he wants to support people with Parkinson’s by volunteering for Parkinson’s Queensland. What is your connection to Parkinson’s? Some of my family members live with, and have died from, Parkinson’s. Why did you choose to volunteer for Parkinson’s Queensland? As a doctor in …Read More

Volunteer Profile: Judy Learmonth – Support Group Coordinator

For the past five and a half years, Judy has been volunteering for Parkinson’s Queensland as the Support Group Coordinator at Elanora. Recently, she met with our Member Services Officer, Rachel Jeffrey, to talk about her involvement. Judy’s input and dedication to Parkinson’s as a volunteer has been outstanding. We asked Judy why she volunteers for Parkinson’s Queensland and what it means to her. What is your connection to Parkinson’s? …Read More

International Volunteer Day

On International Volunteer Day, Parkinson’s Queensland honoured its volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s. Our volunteers help Parkinson’s Queensland to reach out into the community and support people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Our volunteers help us to support those affected by Parkinson’s through events, administrative support in our office, and through our Support Group network. Parkinson’s Queensland CEO Mr …Read More

LNP response to Parkinson’s Queensland’s letter to politicians

Parkinson’s Queensland regularly communicates with government; advocating on behalf of people with Parkinson’s. At election time, the significance of this cannot be overlooked. We have received today a response from Michael O’Dwyer the LNP’s State Director in Queensland, from a letter sent by our President, Professor George Mellick, to all politicians and candidates in the lead-up to the State election. Mr O’Dwyer’s letter addressed the LNP Government’s commitment to people …Read More

Have your say with the ‘CheckUP’ survey

Parkinson’s Queensland is very proud to be closely associated with and supporter of  the 2017 Health In Focus Survey offering all Queenslanders an opportunity to have their say. The survey, which is open now, takes just five minutes to complete and all respondents* can go in the running to win great prizes including one of three Apple Watches, two iPads and a Fitbit Zip. Now in its ninth year, Health …Read More

Science Conquering Parkinson’s

It was an honour for Parkinson’s Queensland to host the 12th Annual Meeting of the Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease (GEoPD 2017) Consortium in Cairns. It formed the platform for a four-day ‘Science Conquering Parkinson’s’ event during October. The consortium of researchers and scientists, dedicated to promoting education, scientific research and further development in Parkinson’s disease arrived in Cairns from six continents and Australia. International delegates came from Luxembourg, Germany, …Read More

Your Management Committee for 2018.

Parkinson’s Queensland’s President, Prof George Mellick and Vice President, Karen O’Maley.   Parkinson’s Queensland welcomed the appointment of two of its Committee Members into new Executive roles, at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 4th November 2018. The appointment of both Karen O’Maley RN to Vice President and Daniel Sullivan to Treasurer demonstrates the dedication of your Management Committee. Prof George Mellick will serve his third term as President. …Read More