Message from the Editor

Welcome to the first issue of eParkinsonPost for 2015, marking a milestone. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Parkinson Society Canada (PSC), 50 years of providing support and education for people living with Parkinson’s, advocating on their behalf and funding research to unlock the mysteries of this complex disease. Since the creation of … Read more

Putting Parkinson’s on the Map: Our first 50 Years

Since 1965, Parkinson Society Canada (PSC), together with its regional partners, has reached into cities, towns and rural areas across the country to provide education and services, to lobby governments and create a National Research Program. We have truly put Parkinson’s on the map through heightened awareness and scientific discoveries, not only in Canada, but … Read more

Researchers uncover a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain

Researchers in Montréal, led by Jacques Drouin, D.Sc., recently uncovered a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain by working on a mouse model of late onset Parkinson’s disease. The study, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Rory A. Fisher from the department of pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was published … Read more

Become a Parkinson’s Ambassador in your riding

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by Parkinson’s disease? Do you feel that there are issues and concerns that are going unheard by government and policy makers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider joining our Parkinson’s Ambassador Network and help end this … Read more

Help improve access to a new Parkinson’s medication

Do you use the Parkinson’s treatment NEUPRO®? If so, we would like to hear from you. Parkinson Society Canada is looking to make a stronger case to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) on the need for Canadians affected by Parkinson’s to have access to the new Parkinson’s treatment NEUPRO®. We … Read more