Parkinsons Disease

Microsoft Built A Watch That Calmed This Woman's Parkinson's Tremors

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft have created a one-of-a-kind watch that is able to “hack the brain” in people with Parkinson’s disease and help calm tremors that prev...

Scientists Hope Wonder-Drug Will Halt Alzheimer's And Parkinson's In Their Tracks

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Two “repurposed” drugs have been shown to reduce the kind of brain shrinkage caused by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Both me...

Billy Connolly Says Parkinson's Has 'Drawn Him Closer' To Wife Pamela Stephenson

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Billy Connolly has opened up about living with Parkinson’s disease, admitting that growing more reliant on wife Pamela Stephenson has actually helpe...

I Fight My Fiancé's Killer Every Day - Parkinson's Awareness Week

Amanda Elias | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

This week is Parkinson's Awareness week and I will be blogging about my experience as the partner of a person with Parkinson's. My fiancé Ryan was diagnosed in 2015 at 36 with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease.

I Met My Fiancé On His Stag Night - Parkinson's Awareness Week

Amanda Elias | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I picked him up at Swansea station, he came in for a hug and as he always laughs, I jumped back. The reason I jumped was because I felt something I hadn't felt before, my body lit up, it felt like sparks were flying through me, that thunder bolt when two souls re-connect - it's true people!

Scientists Believe A Groundbreaking New Therapy May Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have reversed Parkinson’s-like symptoms in mice using a brain cell therapy that could one day lead to a cure for humans. The groundbreaki...

Why We Won't Wait

Steve Ford | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Steve Ford

Today, we're saying that we won't wait any longer to deliver better treatments and a cure, faster. That's why Parkinson's UK is spearheading, with the expertise of the research community and the support of people with Parkinson's, the revolution needed to take promising treatments out of the lab and into doctors' surgeries.

The Role Of Health Technology In Lessening Pressures On The NHS

Professor Malcolm Horne | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Malcolm Horne

In fact, health technology is already stepping up to the mark in many areas, by improving our ability to monitor, measure and record symptoms, medication compliance and patient outcomes. Combined with the power of advanced analytics and patient-friendly interfaces, these technologies promise major benefits.

Daughter Launches Selfie Challenge After Witnessing Father's Dementia Battle

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has launched a feel-good selfie challenge after watching her beloved father’s battle with Parkinson’s and dementia. Danni Tresadern, 31, f...

Redheads Could Be More Likely To Develop Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have found what they believe to be a connection between the “red hair” gene and an increased likelihoo...

Scientists Say What Brits Already Know, Tea Can Have 'Lifesaving' Potential

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have finally discovered what all Brits have known for years, a cup of tea really can solve anything. Well, almost anything. Apart from bein...

When Is It OK To Laugh At People With Disabilities?

Amanda Elias | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I get it, people don't understand Parkinson's, it's just a condition that makes you shake right? Wrong, sadly very very wrong. The thing with Parkinson's is that there is no one box fits all label, each sufferer will experience different symptoms.

Exercises To Try At Home For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you live with a physical disability or illness, keeping fit can be difficult. Just 17.2% of adults with long-term limiting illness, disability o...

Paintings By Famous Artists Who Had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's May Reveal Clues To Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

Painters’ brushstrokes could provide subtle clues to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s years before the diseases are diagnosed, according to analysis ...

Poignant #MannequinChallenge Shows What It's Like To Live With Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of people living with Parkinson’s disease have completed the Mannequin Challenge to raise awareness of the illness. One of the most common s...

Five Incredible Possibilities Of Stem Cell Research

Tayana Simons | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech
Tayana Simons

The potential of stem cell research is only just beginning to be understood, but the possibilities have the power to drastically change the world that we live in. The pace at which research is moving could mean a complete revolutionary shift in the way that major chronic illnesses are treated, and prevented, within the coming decades. It could mean an end to many of our most common diseases, and even an end to mass production of meat!

Robin Williams' Widow Pens Heartbreaking Essay About Actor's Final Days

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Robin Williams’ widow has opened up about her husband’s final months in a heartbreaking essay. Susan Schneider lifts the lid on the ‘Mrs. Doubtf...

Former Show Jumper With Parkinson's Disease Granted Wish To Ride A Horse One Final Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nelly Jacobs devoted much of her life to horses, but when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in her 50s, she was forced to stop riding. But ...

Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkin...

Scientists Develop Revolutionary Eye Test To Detect Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists may have developed a revolutionary eye test that can detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms surface. The UCL research team said prom...

A New Breakthrough Could Stop Parkinson's 'In Its Tracks'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech

New research by scientists at the University of Leicester has provided a breakthrough in understanding the origins of Parkinson's disease which could ...

Goodbye to The Greatest

Steve Ford | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Steve Ford

As one of the first high profile figures to speak publically about living with Parkinson's, Muhammad Ali opened the world's eyes to this devastating condition. He used his platform, his position of power, to give the world an insight into Parkinson's. He not only highlighted the ongoing day to day difficulties of living with the progressive condition but also how it is possible to respond with positivity to a life changing diagnosis. Diagnosed with Parkinson's at just 42, he was clear that facing the daily challenge of the condition had been the other big fight of his of life...

Muhammad Ali, Arguably Most Celebrated Boxer Of All Time, Dies Aged 74

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, was admi...

Many Parkinson's Patients Hiding Symptoms From Loved Ones

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost two fifths of people with Parkinson's disease have felt the need to hide their symptoms or lie about having the condition, new research has rev...

People With Parkinson's Forced to Hide or Lie About Their Condition

Steve Ford | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Ford

Over a third of people we surveyed experienced negative emotions in the year following their diagnosis, with the news having the hardest emotional impact on younger people. Many people reported feeling 'like their world had ended' 'they were grieving' or 'like they didn't know who to turn to'.