Editor’s message

Welcome to the summer edition of e-ParkinsonPost.

Continuing our 2010 theme of the Parkinson’s journey, this issue is devoted to living well with Parkinson’s. We look at how one family copes with the day-to-day realities of sharing the diagnosis, managing symptoms, navigating and nurturing relationships, making tough decisions.

Another article addresses whether or not to disclose the diagnosis at work, who to tell and how to tell. We also explore benefits and pitfalls of genetic testing and the potential for genetic discrimination.

Read our summary of Dr. Andres Lozano’s presentation at the Donald Calne Lecture to learn why location is as important in Parkinson’s as it is in real estate. Can alligators be walked on leashes? You’ll find out in our article on drum circles.

The Advocacy column brings you up to date on what Parkinson Society Canada and regional partners are doing to ensure that Canadians live well with Parkinson’s and how you can help.

We congratulate the first Early Bird Winner for Parkinson SuperWalk 2010. Online registration is open. If you haven’t registered yet, register now at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca.

Do you know of someone who has made a difference in your community? Why not nominate them for a Parkinson Society Canada National Volunteer Award?

Comments, questions and story ideas are always welcome. You can send them to editor@parkinson.ca.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Marjie Zacks
Editor

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