Brain Awareness Week 2019: Parkinson's disease

Brain Awareness Week

(BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research.The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition as possible, from physiological presentations to optimal management, from latest research to quality service delivery.For us, brain research, pharmacological advances, holistic care and patient experience are all as valid as each other. Equipped with understanding of all, health professionals are better able to support someone living with a neurological condition.This Brain Awareness Week 2019, we are choosing to highlight share something of that range of impact, looking at different conditions and the work going on to support those living with them.We hope you will join us in this global movement in learning, and sharing your own knowledge of our brains and the impact they have on our lives, this week.

Parkinson's disease

The brain is an immensely complex organ and we are learning so much more about it all the time. This Brain Awareness Week gives us a chance to find out more about the research happening globally around brain health, neurological disorders and much more.Research is a huge field for neurological conditions. It might involve looking at the physiological impact of a condition on the brain to improve diagnostics, management or to aid in the search for a cure. It may be seeking an advance in pharmacological options, such as new research into disease-modifying treatment for Parkinson’s or examining physical patterns like gait to revolutionise practical management.The Parkinson’s Academy recently joined forces with The Cure Parkinson’s Trust to deliver a Research Engagement meeting. Find out more about it, listen to the podcasts, watch the videos and learn more about every element of the research life cycle from idea inception to clinical delivery.

'The things you can't get from the books'

Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 19 years of inspirational projects, resources, and evidence for improving outcomes for people with Parkinson's. Led by co-founder and educational director Dr Peter Fletcher, the Academy has a truly collegiate feel and prides itself on delivering 'the things you can't get from books' - a practical learning model which inspires all Neurology Academy courses.