Parkinson’s Disease and Driving

Driving is an essential part of many of our activities of daily living. It is how most of us get to work, school and various appointments; it’s how we travel to and from household and social activities. For many, receiving their driver’s license marked a rite of passage to becoming an adult. Driving gives us … Read more

Using New Knowledge to Re-examine an old Problem

image of researcher

Researchers who study Parkinson’s disease have long known that dopamine-producing cells in a region of the brain called the substantia nigra are central to the reason why people develop this degenerative illness. When dopamine-producing cells die, their death affects the body’s ability to control movement. But some people also have other symptoms, including a decline … Read more

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018 – “No Matter What”

Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice of the Parkinson community in Canada for over 50 years, is pleased to announce that the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018 will take place September 8 through 16 in communities across Canada. Over 10,000 participants and 4,000 fundraising walkers will come together to raise over $2.4 million. SuperWalk has raised over … Read more

Legacy Giving – Make a Difference. Make it Last Forever.

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 Canadians from all walks of life to consider leaving a gift in their Will, or another type of planned giving vehicle, to a charitable … Read more