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  • A new phase II, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine scientists has shown that High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor... The post High Intensity Exercise Shown to Slow Parkinson’s Progression in Phase II trial appeared first on Shake It Up Austral...

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  • Our heroes this week are brothers, Rufus and Toby Young. Although they’re only 4 and 2 years old respectively, the little supporters managed to reach out to their local community and raise funds as part of a homemade lemonade stall... The post Our Heroes this Week Hosted a Lemonade Stall for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Millions of people reach for a caffeinated beverage each morning to jumpstart the day. Now, early research indicates that the stimulant that gets people moving also might help diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). A recent study published in Neurologyfound that people with Parkinson’s had... The post Caffeine a Potential Marker for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Shake It Up Founder Clyde Campbell has once again been announced as a 2018 Australia Day Ambassador. Clyde will be making his Australia Day address and presenting the community awards at Willoughby City Council alongside NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Mayor... The post Shake It Up Founder Clyde Campbell Announced as 2018 Australia Day Ambassador appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundati...

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  • Each week we profile the many amazing supporters around the country that are fundraising for Parkinson’s research.    Today we shine the spotlight on our  highest individual fundraisers for 2017- the Spano Group Spanos IGA are becoming well known for their wonderful... The post Our Heroes and Highest Fundraiser for 2017 are the Spano Family appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Denali Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first-in-human LRRK2 inhibitor clinical trial. The trial concluded that the experimental treatment is safe, and showed a greater than 90 percent inhibition of LRRK2 activity at peak drug levels while lowered the LRRK2... The post LRRK2 Drug Trial Show Promising Results appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Don’t let having Parkinson’s stop you from travelling.  Whilst it does present some challenges, with the right planning there is no reason why you can’t enjoy some great holidays.   Check out these tips to help with your planning and travel.... The post Travelling with Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Maryanne Tigges will be trekking the hills and valley’s of Spain’s El Camino in September 2018 as a participant in our Camino for a Cure adventure. Maryanne shares her story and why she decided to join the tour. What Drives... The post Maryanne joins the team for El Camino 2018 appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Shake It Up has partnered with Play For Purpose, the ultimate win-win charity lottery, which has launched across Australia with $1 million worth of prizes. IT’S A WIN-WIN! Looking to win great prizes and help find a cure for Parkinson’s... The post Play for Purpose – Play for Parkinson’s! appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Our hero this week is Graeme who got involved after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 7 years ago.    With his brother Ron also living with Parkinson’s it’s a cause close to his heart.   After hiding from his condition for years Graeme... The post Our Hero Graeme gets his Local Community Involved appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Shake It Up was very fortunate to be the chosen charity for a recent All Stars Family Feud episode featuring Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha. Dilruk chose to support Shake It Up and Parkinson’s research as his father was diagnosed with the disease... The post Dilruk plays All Star Family Feud and Wins $10k for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • We didn’t write the book on optimism, but we know the guy who did. In Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, Michael J. Fox sets the example for living. “Your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse... The post The Importance of Positive Thinking on your Health appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments. Listen to this podcast More than 13,000 people have volunteered for The Michael J.... The post Podcast -Learn more about Fox Insight appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • On Thursday 16 November 2017 Shake It Up was the beneficiary of a very special fundraising dinner at Buon Ricordo restaurant in Paddington. Armando Percuoco and his team prepared a mouth watering 6 course degustation dinner with matching wines in... The post Buon Ricordo Fundraising Event raises $26,000 for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Difficulty swallowing, called dysphagia, can happen at any stage of Parkinson disease. Signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include: difficulty swallowing certain foods or liquids, coughing or throat clearing during or after eating/drinking, and feeling... The post Swallowing and Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Tuesday 28 November is Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday a global movement to encourage individuals and communities around the world to support charities.  Please help us raise funds to increase Australian research into Parkinson’s by making a donation on our website. We... The post Tuesday 28th November is #GivingTuesday appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • CEO Todd Sherer from The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares an update on Parkinson’s research and how Patient Power is driving research forward. A handful of symptomatic therapies are moving toward patients and multiple disease-modifying medicines are in clinical trials.... The post Big things are happening in Parkinson’s research. appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Our hero this week is Stephanie who took on the Noosa Triathlon to raise funds for a cure.   Seeing the impact that Parkinson’s has on her Dad inspired Stephanie to get involved and raise awareness and funds to provide a better quality... The post Our Hero Stephanie takes on the Noosa Triathlon appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Weight loss in Parkinson’s is common, but it’s usually mild or, at most, moderate. Changes can occur at any time with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but maybe more likely in later phases. It’s important to recognise and address weight loss because... The post Weight Loss with Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Motor fluctuations are “off” times, when medication — namely levodopa (the “gold standard” treatment for Parkinson’s) — is not working optimally and Parkinson’s symptoms (motor and/or non-motor) return. “Off” periods are more common as the disease progresses and people take medication for... The post Managing your ‘Off’ Time in Parkinson’s Disease appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation...

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  • Imagine a wall full of textile hearts that not only look beautiful but also do some good!  This was the aim of the energetic textile artist, Dale from the Thread Studio in Perth.  Dale invited supporters to donate and create... The post Our Hero Dale creates a Wall of Hearts for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Soania Mathur is a family physician practicing outside of Toronto. Soania is a member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council, which serves to advise the Foundation on strategies to best convey patient priorities to the research community and content for... The post A Letter to my Newly Diagnosed Self… appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • On October 30, more than 300 leaders in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and business development gathered in NYC for The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s 11th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference. The event featured the latest in Parkinson’s drug development and... The post Parkinson’s Research Conference Spotlights Field-wide Advances appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Our hero this week is Jessie who took part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival to support her Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago.  After keeping her Dad’s diagnosis in the family for so long it was... The post Our Hero Jessie Runs for Parkinson’s to Support her Dad appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • ShareGift Australia provides a platform to increase giving by shareholders to the Australian community, in a sustainable and transparent manner by converting share parcels to cash and donating the proceeds to charity. ShareGift works with their stockbroker partners to facilitate... The post Did you know you can donate your shares to Shake It Up? appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • On the eve of twenty years since he publicly disclosed he has Parkinson’s disease (PD), Michael J. Fox sat down with television journalist and Foundation friend Jane Pauley for a special “CBS Sunday Morning” interview. Michael shared his early vision... The post Michael J. Fox Shares His 20-Year Journey with Parkinson’s and Vision for What Comes next in Parkinson’s Research appeared first on Shake...

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  • Our heroes this week are the Kiama Anglican Care Cafe.   To support the local community they hosted an information afternoon on Parkinson’s disease.  With 75 people attending from a range of different perspectives the afternoon was a great success.  Shake It Up... The post Our Heroes The Kiama Anglican Care Cafe host an afternoon for Parkinson’s appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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  • Listen to this Podcast Lack of objective tests to diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD) challenges drug development and patient care. While scientists are looking to pinpoint PD earlier through skin and spinal fluid, there is also promising research on some less... The post Podcast: Sniff Test for Parkinson’s Disease appeared first on Shake It Up Australia Foundation.

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