Parkinsons Disease

This Test Can Spot Parkinson's Just By Looking At The Way You Draw A Spiral

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech

There is currently no way to test for Parkinson’s disease in a laboratory. This means that by the time a person ends up in front of a neurologist wi...

Asthma Medicine Has Been Found To Halve The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Commonly prescribed asthma drugs have been found to reduce a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 50% in a decade-long s...

Clinical Trial May Stop The Progression Of Parkinson's In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 Diabetes has successfully stopped Parkinson’s in its tracks, leading scientists to believe that in the future t...

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

After learning that travelling on the London underground exposes commuters to high levels of toxic air particles, no one could blame you for wanting t...

Scientists Think They've Found A Completely New Way Of Fighting Alzheimer's

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Georgetown University Medical Centre think they may have found a completely new way of fighting Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerat...

Scientists Identify Visual Symptoms That Could Mark The Start Of Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have found changes in the visual systems of Parkinson’s patients that could be used in future as important biomarkers for early detectio...

Statins To Reduce Cholesterol May Speed Up Onset Of Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Tech

Patients who are susceptible to developing Parkinson’s disease may speed up the onset by taking prescribed statins, according to a new study. There ...

Virtual Company Is The Next Step To Create New Drugs For Parkinson's

Steve Ford | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Ford

200 years since Parkinson's was first recognised as a condition, science has unlocked key discoveries that could transform lives. Now, this innovative new way of working will enable the charity to help harness these research discoveries and help find a cure in years - rather than decades.

This Sleep Disorder ‘May Be An Early Warning Sign For Dementia’

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Acting out dreams and lashing out in your sleep could be an early warning sign for ailments such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia, researchers hav...

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 Disabled People

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2017 | 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!