The Australian Parkinson’s Mission

Prof Simon Lewis is the National Trials Lead for the newly announced Australian Parkinson’s Mission.  Watch to see how this program...

Young Onset Parkinson's Conference 2017

Is CURE a four letter word for Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s NSW Conference 2018

So is curing Parkinson’s going to be possible and if so, how?  Watch this lecture delivered at the Parkinson’s NSW Support...

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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...

Disease Modifying Approaches – new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. Interview with Roger Barker

Prof Simon Lewis (www.profsimonlewis.com) interviews international authority Prof Roger Barker about where the new treatment approaches for Parkinson’s Disease might come...

Cell Based Therapies (‘Stem Cells’ for Parkinson’s) – Interview with Roger Barker

So I was delighted because I managed to track down Professor Roger Barker who is my hero, my mentor and someone who really leads...

Young Onset Parkinson's Conference 2017

Fake News in Parkinson’s – Young Onset Conference 2017

To tackle all of those things that you will have seen you will have heard and I think the overriding message...

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...

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...

Pregnancy in Parkinson’s Disease

Pregnancy is not a frequent topic in Parkinson’s patients but with around 5% of patients being under 40y, this issue does...

Community Support Services

Navigating Community Support Services in Australia is a challenge. Watch Prof Simon Lewis interviewing Clinical Nurse Consultant, Marilia Pereira about myagedcare...

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Survivor’s Guide

Check out this video, which is intended to give people living with Parkinson’s some tips on how to live the best...

Medicinal Cannabis

Everybody is interested to know the role of Medicinal Cannabis in dementia, Parkinson’s and other brain diseases.  Get some insights here into...

Microbiome

A great deal of research and interest is growing into the role of the brain-gut axis and the role of gut...

Does Parkinson’s start in the gut

Much research is showing that signs of Parkinson’s might exist outside of the brain and could potentially be used as a...

Mood

Mood disturbances are a critical part of dementia, Parkinson’s and other brain diseases.  Get some insights here into the true potential...