200 years closer to unlocking Parkinson’s disease

A message from Joyce Gordon, CEO, Parkinson Canada It’s been 200 years since English physician James Parkinson first described the brain disease named after him in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Since 1817, major advances have been made in Parkinson’s research, including the development of various drug and other therapies to treat disease symptoms. … Read more

Peering into the living brain

Diagnosing early Parkinson’s disease is a challenging process that relies largely on the clinical skills of neurologists who are familiar with the symptoms in other patients they have treated.  There is no biological test that can confirm early Parkinson’s – often, it is diagnosed late into its progression. Researchers now know, however, that early in … Read more

There is hope in our walk

Blake was 50 years of age when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first he reacted like many — experiencing denial and withdrawal. He also suffered from depression, a common symptom of Parkinson’s. That was a decade ago. Over the last 10 years he has rebuilt his life: he started a construction estimating company … Read more

You can help develop a visual tool to discuss Parkinson’s

We are calling on people living with Parkinson’s, family members and caregivers and health care professionals who care for people with Parkinson’s, to tell us what you need. We invite you to participate in Educate PD, an exciting new project designed to help improve the way health care providers communicate with patients and caregivers about … Read more

Research forum coming to Ottawa

You are invited to attend a Parkinson Canada Research Forum on Friday, May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. You’ll learn about how discoveries lead to innovative resources that can help people with Parkinson’s every day. Presenters include Dr. Ron Postuma, Chair, Parkinson Canada Scientific Advisory Board and … Read more