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A 62-year-old man with late-stage Parkinson’s and severe gait impairments regains the ability to walk normally following experimental treatment in Switzerland.Read More
Could wearable devices one day be used to predict who might go on to receive a Parkinson’s diagnosis? Quite possibly. Machine learning models fed movement data recently did just that.Read More
Growing out of Neuro Research Charitable Trust, which was founded by Bernie and Kaye Crosby in 2013, Cure Parkinson’s NZ is led by an experienced management team supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees, an international Scientific Advisory Council, and a volunteer fundraising committee.Meet Our Team
This insidious disease, which slowly robs sufferers of their abilities to move, think and perform everyday tasks, affects >12,000 New Zealanders and more than 10 million people worldwide. Prevalence is expected to double in the next 10–15 years.
Current treatments can only relieve symptoms; none can slow or stop the progression of the disease. However, new knowledge about Parkinson’s disease processes has led to the discovery of some promising candidate treatments with the potential to stop or slow disease progression. Now, clinical trials and further research are urgently needed to confirm benefits and get these treatments approved and into the hands of patients.
The research required to get promising treatments to the clinic is expensive. But the cost to patients, their families, healthcare systems, and economies of not doing this research is much much more. We need your support to make it happen.