Parkinsons Disease

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 18.04.2016 | 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'.

Losing My Mum Changed Me for the Better

Jenny Mullinder | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Mullinder

Five days after my 21st birthday my entire world changed. My Mum; the strongest, most vulnerable, most important woman I'd known, was dead. It was the worst day of my life, but it also caused me to finally confront all my demons, and start moving forward from them.

Why Was an Elderly Man Left to be Cared for By His Wife Who Had Mental Health Issues?

Davina Ludlow | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Davina Ludlow

Pensioner Joan Downing has been cleared of the manslaughter of her husband who had Parkinson's Disease, after he was left on the floor of their home i...

We Give Them Wings So They May Fly!

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I had four older brothers and as the only girl in the family, my mother and I had a close relationship. I left home when I was 21 and not once did my mother voice any concerns or worries, but whole heartedly showed her support, realising it was time for me to find my own way.

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed. Moderate coffe...

Night Time Antics

Elaine Benton | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I am always scouring the internet, reading articles and keeping abreast of new developments that may help improve my quality of life, living with Parkinson's. Just like other patients, I have learnt an awful lot in the eight years since diagnosis.

Woman Able To 'Sniff Out Parkinson's Disease' Inspires Research

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have begun research into whether a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's disease after a "supersmeller" detected the disease b...

Parkinson's Drug Trial Helps Patients Walk And Talk Again

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to treat leukaemia has been shown to improve cognitive function and physical movement in patients with Parkinson's disease. The small c...

So You Think I'm Lucky?

Elaine Benton | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Knowing how important physical exercise is to keep Parkinson's at bay, I have taken to swimming on a regular basis, in the hope this will help retain my mobility for as long as possible. The other morning as I entered the Sports Center, I was practically accosted by a woman who appeared out of nowhere.