Laughter, song and good works earn David Simmonds award

David Simmonds brings music and humour to his community and inspires hope in people with Parkinson’s. For these gifts, and many more, he was recently honoured with a Bakken award, which included a trip to Hawaii last month and a $20,000 ($US) donation to a charity of his choice. He honoured Parkinson Canada with this … Read more

Location, location, location: the right target for deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment for the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Although the surgery relieves the symptoms in some patients, it doesn’t work well for others. The surgery involves implanting electrodes in the brain, and then stimulating areas of the brain with an electrical current. Because of the treatment’s uneven … Read more

Caregiver webinar offers help and hope to hundreds

“Thanks so much for posting that webinar; I would have never had that available to me in the small northern community that we live in. Thanks to all who worked to put that together.” – Jackie Miller Jackie Miller is a care partner, along with her husband, to an aunt and uncle, one with dementia … Read more