Days of hope and recognition during Parkinson Awareness Month

Joyce Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Parkinson Canada There is no doubt that Parkinson’s changes everything. One person living with the condition explained its impact this way: “Parkinson’s disease affects EVERY aspect of my life. From the moment I open my eyes in the morning to when I fall asleep at night, my mood, physical abilities … Read more

Testing a new way to treat dyskinesia

One of the biggest challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease is finding ways to reduce dyskinesia, the involuntary movements most people eventually develop as a side effect of being treated with L-DOPA, the medication that reduces or controls their stiffness, tremors and rigidity. Dr. Philippe Huot, a neurologist and neuroscientist, sees the effects of dyskinesia on … Read more

Communities across Canada are gearing up for Parkinson SuperWalk 2016

It takes a community to support a person living with Parkinson’s and search for a cure; from family and friends to healthcare professionals and from dedicated volunteers to researchers. Across the country more than 10,000 of these everyday heroes will once again don their super hero gear to participate in the 26th annual Parkinson SuperWalk, … Read more

Dr. Robert L. Nussbaum to present the 12th Donald Calne Lecture

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that the 12th Donald Calne Lecture will be presented by Dr. Robert L. Nussbaum on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Neuroscience annual conference being held in Toronto. His presentation will be about genetics and Parkinson’s and will be suitable for both … Read more