• Professor Simon Lewis - Neurologist Neurodegenerative Disease

As a neurologist, I lobby, research, listen and learn to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. This website is devoted to helping those with a neurodegenerative disease sustain a quality of life and to gain trusted knowledge about their condition.

As a researcher, my program is intentionally broad but highly integrated and directed towards improving the lives of people living with neurodegenerative brain diseases.  I have previously utilised a range of novel techniques including neuroimaging (brain scanning), neurophysiology (e.g. recording brain waves), neuropathology (I head the NSW Movement Disorders Brain Donor Program), chronobiology (e.g. measuring melatonin), neurogenetics and other peripheral biomarkers from blood tests.  Check out the videos on this website to learn more. Read more…

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Video List

The Research Clinic

All of the work I conduct relies on the good will of patients participating in the clinic. Here we can collect...

Genetics and Biomarkers Research

Understanding many of the degenerative diseases of the brain has led people to look at genetics and biomarkers. Where genes go...

Understanding the difference – Heterogeneity Research

Many people will have recognised that patients with the same diseases can look different. For example, in Parkinson’s not every patient...

Comparing Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

Same same…but different. Both Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia share similar pathologies when studied down the microscope and clinically they can...

Using a Voice Amplifier to Improve Communication

Speech difficulties are particularly common in more advanced Parkinson’s disease.  Whilst speech therapy strategies should be adopted by all patients ideally...

Tips for long haul travel

Concerns around long haul travel are often heightened in people with Neurodegenerative conditions like Dementia, Parkinson’s and related diseases. Identifying strategies...

Novel treatments for Alzheimer’s

Research is identifying the key factors that are driving Alzheimer’s and this is certainly offering more hope for developing effective treatments....

Modifiable Risk Factors for Dementia

Whilst the number of people with Dementia is rising worldwide this may not be the whole story. Research is identifying that...

Comparing Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

Same same…but different. Both Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia share similar pathologies when studied down the microscope and clinically they can...

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

People have been fascinated with the possibility that Stem Cells might help as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Learn more as...

Directional and Closed Loop DBS

Whilst Deep Brain Stimulation has become an established therapy in advanced Parkinson’s over the past 25 years, there are a number...

Focused Ultrasound Surgery

Many Parkinson’s patients are interested in the possibility of having a new non-surgical “surgery” for their advanced symptoms. Recent work has...

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