Yvonne Morgan tells it like it is about her life with Parkinson’s

Yvonne Morgan was already familiar with tragedy when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 52, a decade ago. Her first husband died of a brain tumour at 38, leaving her with four children aged 10 to 17 to raise on her own in the village of Addison, just outside of Brockville, … Read more

Investigating fungi: A new frontier in Parkinson’s disease

For researchers who study Parkinson’s disease, a new frontier of investigation is emerging: the micro-organisms, including viruses, bacteria and fungi that live in and on us. At the University of British Columbia, Dr. Silke Cresswell, a neurologist and assistant professor, is concentrating on changes to the olfactory system and the gut that occur long before … Read more

Tackling tough issues to improve your life with Parkinson’s

Are you uncertain about whether medical marijuana may help you? If you undergo genetic testing, do you have to share the results with your insurer? Will your children? And what about access to a new treatment suggested by your specialist; is the cost covered in your province? Parkinson Canada, along with more than 100 dedicated … Read more

Dr. Andrew Lees to deliver the 13th Donald Calne Lecture

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that the 13th Donald Calne Lecture will be presented by Dr. Andrew Lees on Sunday, June 4, at 12:45 p.m. in conjunction with the 21st International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress being held in Vancouver. His presentation will be suitable for both the public and the scientific community. … Read more

Leave a Legacy

Did you know that May is officially Leave a Legacy month? Leave a Legacy is a national, community-based public awareness campaign of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). This campaign encourages people to consider leaving a gift in their Will, or another type of planned giving vehicle, to a charity or cause that is … Read more