Every year on the 11th of April (the anniversary of Dr James Parkinson’s birthday in 1755), we ‘celebrate’ World Parkinson’s Day. This is an opportunity to rally the troops, bringing together Parkinson’s communities from all over the world to raise awareness, publicise efforts and share latest research advances.
With so many events held worldwide and online, there are opportunities for everyone to join in and #unite.
Everyone can make a difference, everyone’s voice must count. Get involved, share this page, any links to research updates within it, surveys and resources… Now is probably the most exciting time in PD research, be a part of it and spread the word!
If you do one thing to help us this World Parkinson’s Day, please support our research efforts by completing one of the surveys above!
From coffee mornings, ping pong competitions, research meetings, lunches, dinners and everything in between, there are a huge number of events taking place all over the world during the week of 8-14 April this year. Be sure to check what is on near you or online and join in!
Find out more about some of the latest Parkinson’s research:
Ambroxol was found to be safe and well tolerated in an open label trial in 18 people with Parkinson’s. It enters the brain and appears to increase levels of its chemical target GCase.
The results of a Phase II trial on the safety of nilotinib in people with Parkinson’s has shown ambiguous biochemical results and a greater number of adverse events in the treated groups.
A pre-clinical study has shown that low dose insulin administered through the nose can improve movement and help protect dopaminergic neurons from damage.
The Harvard Biomarkers Study has found that people who consume more caffeine and have higher
Parkinson’s affects women and men differently. This is reflected both in their different clinical features and progression, as well as in their experience of the condition.
Study found gait characteristics which predict conversion to PD