Shall We Dance?

There is evidence that exercise, especially strenuous activity, builds muscle and brain power in people with Parkinson’s. Dance appears to meet many, if not all, of the recommended components for exercise programs designed for individuals with Parkinson’s. That’s because dance includes elements to improve balance and gait function, as well as improve quality of life. … Read more

Unmasking molecular culprits in Parkinson’s disease

Mohamed Eldeeb, a researcher at McGill University, is looking for molecules that regulate a crucial gene linked to the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Using the advanced genome editing approach known as CRISPR, he intends to identify the particular agents that allow cells in the brain to become compromised, so that they no longer produce the … Read more

Helping people with Parkinson’s drive longer and safer

Stopping driving is a major blow to the independence of people with Parkinson’s disease. At Western University, Professors Liliana Alvarez and Jeffrey Holmes test the effectiveness of car warning systems that beep or flash flights if a car is in the driver’s blind spot when they switch lanes. If they confirm this existing technology could … Read more

The Gift of Life Insurance to Parkinson Canada

When you think of donating to a charity such as Parkinson Canada, have you considered how you might help both you and the charity at the same time? Life insurance is one of the often overlooked ways of donating to a charity. Donating life insurance can be an excellent way to transform affordable premium payments … Read more

Call for Researcher Applications

Application Deadline is February 4, 2019 Apply here Research holds the key to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease, to improve your quality of life through better treatments, and to move us closer to a cure. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds research to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, related disorders including Multiple System … Read more

2019 Webinar Series – Mark your Calendars!

2019 Webinars Jan 31, 2019 made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from: Parkinson’s Disease & Dance* David Leventhal and Rachel Bar View on Youtube Feb 26, 2019 At Ease: Accessibility & Neurological Conditions Neli Gontier Register Now Apr 16, 2019 Act on Time: A Parkinson’s Resource Toolkit Neli Gontier Registration available one month before … Read more

Immune system activity could point the way to the development of Parkinson’s disease

Université de Montréal researcher Diana Matheoud has identified the way cells respond to infection or stress as a potential indicator of the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Genetic mutations associated with this neurodegenerative condition also affect this immune system process. More specifically, the effects extend to mitochondria, key structures within cells that provide vital energy for … Read more

Helping Parkinson’s patients confront the problems their treatment causes

A combined assessment of eye movements and genetic factors promises to shed new light on drug-related problems in Parkinson’s disease patients. While medication to boost dopamine levels in the nervous system can restore movement control to many patients, this sharp increase in dopamine can also lead to unwanted cognitive changes such as impulsive behaviour followed … Read more