Reflections

A farewell message from our CEO, Joyce Gordon who, after 16 years with Parkinson Canada, will retire in April 2020.   The years that I have been associated with Parkinson Canada have been some of the most satisfying, challenging, and rewarding experiences of all my careers. I came to Parkinson Canada full of energy, enthusiasm … Read more

In Conversation with Dr. David Grimes – Live on Facebook

Join us on Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00pm EST for a Facebook Live with Dr. David Grimes as he discusses the impact of COVID-19 on people with Parkinson’s. Your questions will be answered during this unique opportunity to hear from the lead author of the Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease. To join this event live, … Read more

Parkinson Canada’s Action Plan for COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our Parkinson community across Canada are of utmost importance to Parkinson Canada and we continue to monitor developments. During this global outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), we are implementing proactive ways to help manage the risk and reduce potential spread of this disease to those most vulnerable. … Read more

Benefits of exercise—a lifestyle change for the better

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease. As the disease progresses, it may impact the quality of life for both people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. There have been recent advances in terms of managing symptoms and improving quality of life through exercise. Although everyone benefits from regular exercise, it’s particularly important for people … Read more

Mood, meditation, and the autonomic nervous system

There is an increasing body of research suggesting that mood disorders such as depression and anxiety may be related not only to the brain, but to the autonomic nervous system: the system that regulates breathing, heart rate and digestion. At McGill University, Dr. Chenjie Xia, a neurologist and assistant professor, is exploring the relationship between … Read more

Modelling Parkinson’s Disease

Despite decades of research, there’s no cure for Parkinson’s disease and no therapies that protect against it. At the Montreal Neurological Institute, PhD student Cynthia Kwan is developing an animal model to reproduce the progression of the disease and its symptoms. She’s using the model to follow the impact of a synthetic form of the … Read more

Mood & Cognition Webinar

Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s and how it Impacts Relations Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 12 pm Eastern This webinar will help you from a practical perspective, on how to deal with relationship issues stemming from mood and cognitive changes that occur as a result of living with Parkinson’s disease. The webinar will also focus on … Read more

Events and News – Spring 2020

Parkinson Canada is a founding partner, investing and collaborating with leading researchers from across Canada to create the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN). C-OPN will bring together Canada’s best in Parkinson’s research and will give them a platform to share information and make new connections. The network will give investigators access to unprecedented data and … Read more