Working through Parkinson’s

Beyond the obvious financial benefits of a paycheque, work enriches our lives in many ways. It give us a sense of purpose and participation in the wider world. It provides us with a social life with colleagues, many who become friends. It enables us to keep stretching our minds as we continue to learn. All … Read more

The value of basic research: discovering links to Parkinson’s

The beauty of basic research is that sometimes, when you’re not looking for it, you make a discovery that answers a critical question in an entirely new or different field. That’s what happened to Dr. Geoffrey Hesketh. Dr. Hesketh, a cell biologist, was investigating how proteins move around in cells to arrive at their surface … Read more

In summertime, your Parkinson SuperWalk fundraising can be easy

The summer is prime time for social gatherings of all types: BBQs, picnics, pool parties, family reunions, cottage retreats, golf days, birthday celebrations and anniversaries. While you’ve got everyone together, why not encourage them to make a pledge to your Parkinson SuperWalk fundraising efforts – or join you by participating in SuperWalk too. If you’re … Read more

Heroes live on through their actions

Like millions around the world, and especially in the Parkinson’s community, certain staff at Parkinson Canada fondly remember their experiences with Muhammad Ali, and we all applaud his courageous spirit as a Parkinson’s advocate and ambassador. In this photo, Melissa Adamson, left, who met Ali at a Parkinson’s event in Toronto and Parkinson Canada CEO … Read more