Living a good life with YOPD

Four years ago at the age of 36, Natasha McCarthy of PEI was surprisingly relieved to find out she had young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). It took 15 months for her doctor and specialist in New Brunswick to make the diagnosis. At the time, she was working fulltime, her daughters were five- and two- years- … Read more

Using electrical activity in the brain to overcome freezing

Although most of us take it for granted, turning while we walk is a complicated job. Our brains must calculate where to place our feet, and how to adjust and maintain our balance when we shift direction – all in a split second. For some people with Parkinson’s disease, turning often results in freezing. Without … Read more

You should be dancing

Take a cue from the Bee Gees’ hit song and consider taking a dance class especially designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). No need to mimic John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, these dance classes are modified to be safe and effective for their participants with PD, as well as their spouses or … Read more

You’ve been heard – thank you!

Earlier this summer, we put a call out to the Parkinson’s community across Canada to have your say about apomorphine (brand name Movapo®) and treatment options for people with Parkinson’s. Thanks to your timely and meaningful input, we were able to prepare a patient evidence submission to CADTH, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies … Read more