Welcome to Distracted with Angela Lockwood.

Practical brain-boosting strategies, expert insights, and real-life stories to help busy brains thrive in the age of distraction.

Welcome to 'Distracted with Angela Lockwood', the podcast where practical meets purposeful in the pursuit of focus mastery.

Distracted is the newly released podcast by Angela Lockwood a renowned occupational therapist and author.

Angela invites you to join her to explore brain-boosting strategies, gain insights from experts, and be inspired by real-life stories of people who navigate a noisy world. Whether you are a busy executive, business owner, parent or student, distraction stops us from living the life we choose.

It’s time to explore the age of distraction and learn the art of focus with Angela and her guest experts.

Ready to reclaim your focus? Visit www.angelalockwood.com.au to connect with Angela and learn how you can thrive in the age of distraction.


64: Parkinson's Australia: Stepping Up for Better Brain Health

In this episode of Distracted, Angela Lockwood interviews Olivia Nassaris, the CEO of Parkinson's Australia. They discuss the increasing prevalence of Parkinson's disease and the challenges faced by individuals living with the condition. Olivia shares her personal connection to Parkinson's and her passion for advocating for those affected. They highlight the need for greater awareness and understanding of Parkinson's, as well as improved support and resources for patients and their families. Olivia also discusses the importance of exercise and lifestyle factors in managing the symptoms of Parkinson's. The episode concludes with a discussion on Olivia's vision for Parkinson's Australia and the initiatives they are working on.

✨Parkinson's disease is a neurological condition that is increasing in prevalence, with the number of diagnosed cases expected to triple by 2050.

✨There is currently no known cause or cure for Parkinson's, and the lack of a clear diagnostic tool makes early detection and intervention challenging.

✨Individuals with Parkinson's face a range of challenges, including motor symptoms, non-motor symptoms, depression, anxiety, and apathy.

✨Support and resources are needed to help individuals with Parkinson's manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

✨Education and awareness campaigns are crucial to combat misconceptions and promote understanding of Parkinson's.

✨Exercise and lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and hydration, play a significant role in managing Parkinson's symptoms and overall well-being.

✨There is a need for greater access to multidisciplinary support and allied health services, particularly in regional, rural, and remote communities.

✨Parkinson's Australia aims to study different communities with Parkinson's, educate healthcare professionals, and raise national awareness to improve the lives of those affected by the condition.