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Research Participants Required: Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on gait in people with Parkinson’s disease

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is widely used in neuroscientific and clinical research and is known to improve movement abilities in people with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). The aim of this research project is to examine whether gait and balance can be improved in people with and without PD using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Eligible participants: The study requires people with and without PD, 18-80 years old who are …Read More

Improving postural stability and reducing falls risk in people with Parkinson’s disease using textured insoles.

You are invited to participate in a study that will improve our understanding of how to prevent falls in older people and people with Parkinson’s disease. Who is eligible? Community dwelling older people aged 55 to 85 years People with Parkinson’s disease without deep brain stimulation Able to walk without assistance What does this study involve for me? Some participants will be asked to wear personally fitted insoles for 6 …Read More

Research Participants Required: The experiences of those living with neurological conditions during Tropical Cyclone Yasi or Debbie

Do you have a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s? Did you experience tropical cyclone Yasi or Debbie? If so, we would like to hear your story. Jenny Quaill is a postgraduate James Cook University student researching the experiences of people with neurological conditions during Tropical Cyclone Yasi or Debbie. She is looking for people who are happy to share their experiences of the cyclone in an interview that will take …Read More

Taxi Subsidy Scheme is reinstated for NDIS Participants

People with Parkinson’s who lost their eligibility to the Queensland Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) because they transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will have their TSS membership restored until the end of June 2019. Former TSS members who have transitioned to the NDIS do not need to re-apply or do anything. You will receive a letter confirming the process and a new TSS card will be issued. It …Read More

Artists group supports Parkinson’s Choir at local gallery!

Local artists group, “9 Ante Portas” is on 12th August hosting their 9th Annual Charity Art Opening at the Royal Queensland Art Society Gallery in Spring Hill. Guest artists include Alison Coates, Judith Maestracci, Robyn Kirk and Jonathan Baxter. Proceeds from the event will be supporting the New Voice Choir. We encourage all with an interest in art and supporting people with Parkinson’s to attend. EVENT DETAILS: Where: Royal Queensland …Read More

STOP PRESS! Early Bird Registration Extended til 31 July for Health Professionals Symposium!

The early bird rate for Expanding Possibilities: Science Conquering Parkinson’s which incorporates the GEoPD Consortium, Health Professionals Symposium and Parkinson’s Queensland Forum has been extended until 31st July. This is to allow time for HDR candidates (including honours, masters and PhD) from within commercial research and educational institutions to capitalise on a rare opportunity. Parkinson’s Queensland recognises the Symposium will be a rare opportunity and one that should not be …Read More

Participants Required – A Non Drug Trial for Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease

Do you have Parkinson’s disease? ☑ Feeling anxious? ☑ We invite persons with Parkinson’s disease and their partner/caregiver to consider participating in our Parkinson’s disease research study examining a non-drug treatment to reduce anxiety. If you don’t have a caregiver/partner or if your caregiver/partner declines to participate, you can still participate in this clinical trial. What is required of you? Complete questionnaires sent to you Attend clinical interviews before and …Read More

Closing Soon! Early Bird registration for Expanding Possibilities: Science Conquering Parkinson’s

Expanding Possibilities is shaping up to be an exciting and ground-breaking three-day event with speakers and delegates from all over the world. The early bird registration rate is only open until the 30th June so get in quick!       Expanding Possibilities: Science Conquering Parkinson’s is an excellent opportunity for world-leading scientists, leading Australian researchers, Australia’s leading health professionals, the next generation of scientists, researchers and specialists, and people …Read More

Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Patient Carer Information Session

EVENT:              Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Patient Carer Information Session DATE:                 Saturday 22 July 2017 TIME:                  10am – 2pm VENUE:              Caloundra Power Boat Club, 2 Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD 4551 The Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) part of the Queensland Brain Institute at …Read More