Daughters biking to make a difference

Leah Paukstaitis and Claire Dreidger

Leah Paukstaitis and Claire Dreidger have a lot in common. They’ve been friends for many years, are both first year college students, and enjoy an active lifestyle. In 2018, after years of enjoying each other’s company, they found new common ground. Leah’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s that year, while Claire’s father has been living … Read more

“Thanks to deep brain stimulation, I got my husband back.”

Sadia Bacchus (right) and her husband Manzil (left)

Sadia Bacchus and her husband Manzil have been married for 43 years, meeting shortly after his migration from Guyana to Canada. On that 43-year journey, they have raised a growing family together and have celebrated many joys while overcoming challenges. Adjusting to Manzil’s 2008 diagnosis of Parkinson’s was one such challenge. This past fall, preparing … Read more

June news and events

Register for our June 28 webinar: Small Steps for BIG Impact We will highlight some inspirational journeys from the Parkinson community, who will share how they are taking small steps in their own lives to keep connected and stay well. We will also hear from Kelly Williams, Clinical Resource Nurse with the Movement Disorder Clinic … Read more

A Mother’s Reflections: Pregnancy and Young Onset Parkinson’s

Caitlin Nagy was pregnant while managing young onset Parkinson's

Earlier this month, Mother’s Day was celebrated across the country. On that day, countless women who form part of the Parkinson community as care partners, family or living with Parkinson’s themselves were celebrated for their strength, courage and perseverance. In this article, we acknowledge one woman’s story whose own journey with Parkinson’s and motherhood highlights … Read more

A researcher’s perspective on the future of Parkinson’s research

Dr. Maxime Rousseaux

At the end of March, Parkinson Canada hosted a two-day discussion on the current and future states of Parkinson’s research. The meetings brought together clinicians, researchers, people living with Parkinson’s and other Parkinson’s organizations, with the aim to achieve the following: Identify current and emerging trends in basic and clinical Parkinson’s research Explore strategies to … Read more

Stephen and spencer: managing medications together

A new tool called spencer can help people living with Parkinson's to manage their daily pill intake

Stephen Dubois knew something was wrong years before his neurologist diagnosed him with Parkinson’s. Even though he wasn’t surprised with the diagnosis, it was a frightening period since he didn’t know what to expect. Whether it was the loss of balance, the trembling, or the many other symptoms that come along with this diagnosis; it … Read more