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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

Carers Week 2017: Living with Parkinson’s together

Allan Voss is a husband, carer, lover, and friend of Shirley whom he has been married to for over 50 years. Allan recently shared with Parkinson’s Queensland the journey that he and his wife have undergone in the years since they have been living with Parkinson’s. In 2005 Shirley had an incident in her workplace which highlighted some symptoms that required investigating; including the when, how, and why the particular …Read More

Research Participants Required: Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on gait in people with Parkinson’s disease

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is widely used in neuroscientific and clinical research and is known to improve movement abilities in people with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). The aim of this research project is to examine whether gait and balance can be improved in people with and without PD using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Eligible participants: The study requires people with and without PD, 18-80 years old who are …Read More

Improving postural stability and reducing falls risk in people with Parkinson’s disease using textured insoles.

You are invited to participate in a study that will improve our understanding of how to prevent falls in older people and people with Parkinson’s disease. Who is eligible? Community dwelling older people aged 55 to 85 years People with Parkinson’s disease without deep brain stimulation Able to walk without assistance What does this study involve for me? Some participants will be asked to wear personally fitted insoles for 6 …Read More

Research Participants Required: The experiences of those living with neurological conditions during Tropical Cyclone Yasi or Debbie

Do you have a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s? Did you experience tropical cyclone Yasi or Debbie? If so, we would like to hear your story. Jenny Quaill is a postgraduate James Cook University student researching the experiences of people with neurological conditions during Tropical Cyclone Yasi or Debbie. She is looking for people who are happy to share their experiences of the cyclone in an interview that will take …Read More

Taxi Subsidy Scheme is reinstated for NDIS Participants

People with Parkinson’s who lost their eligibility to the Queensland Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) because they transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will have their TSS membership restored until the end of June 2019. Former TSS members who have transitioned to the NDIS do not need to re-apply or do anything. You will receive a letter confirming the process and a new TSS card will be issued. It …Read More

Artists group supports Parkinson’s Choir at local gallery!

Local artists group, “9 Ante Portas” is on 12th August hosting their 9th Annual Charity Art Opening at the Royal Queensland Art Society Gallery in Spring Hill. Guest artists include Alison Coates, Judith Maestracci, Robyn Kirk and Jonathan Baxter. Proceeds from the event will be supporting the New Voice Choir. We encourage all with an interest in art and supporting people with Parkinson’s to attend. EVENT DETAILS: Where: Royal Queensland …Read More