In 2021 we will continue to work closely with CUH, UCC and MTU to participate in Parkinson’s related research.
We have developed a close working relationship with these teams as a result of the willingness of our members to participate in these projects. We hear from our members across the county how much they enjoy being actively involved in developing new products like the ‘glove’ or helping to build a database so we have accurate information on the number of people in Ireland with Parkinson’s.
Congratulations to Professor Aideen Sullivan on her appointment as Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience at UCC
Pesticides, Parkinson’s, Problem?
At the National Ploughing championships, the PDRC and CPA had a stand number 42 in the Dome. Professor Aideen Sullivan, Dr Lucy Collins-Stack with a team of PHD students carried out a survey on the link between Pesticides and Parkinson’s. This was a great opportunity to engage the farming community and to gather their views…
Parkinson’s, Pesticides and Farming
This week’s Agriland has an article on the potential link between Parkinson’s Disease and exposure to pesticides on Irish Farms. The Parkinson’s Disease Research Centre (PDRC) in UCC are collaborating with CPA to drive forward the study and we are sure many of our members will be delighted to participate in this ground-breaking project. Click…
Glove Technology update
Our good friend and supporter, Lorna Kenny researcher at UCC is conducting further research and will be testing the glove device for the next few weeks on Friday afternoons at St Finbarr’s hospital. Many of us have been involved in testing this before and if you are interested and would like to take part in…
New Research Project – PD Active
This is an exciting new research project which will be part-fund by CPA. We are working with UCC to apply for the remaining funds required to kick-off the project. This project is specific to Cork and the outcomes will have far-reaching influence on how the PwP community use physical activity to improve well being. For…
The Parkinson’s Disease Research Cluster in UCC
University College Cork has an established research cluster made up of researchers with a special interest in Parkinson’s disease, called the PDRC.
Mapping Parkinson’s Disease Needs and Services in Ireland (MapPD)
An ongoing national research study aims to explore the unmet service needs of people with Parkinson’s disease and their perspectives on health service provision across the Republic of Ireland.