Duodopa Receives Positive Recommendation

Parkinson Canada is pleased to let you know that a positive recommendation has been published from Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH’s) Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) to reimburse DUODOPA for advanced Parkinson’s patients when oral medications no longer control symptoms. As you may know, Duodopa previously had a negative recommendation from … Read more

Piecing together the Parkinson’s puzzle: Investigating the impact of alpha-synuclein fibrils on dopaminergic neurons’ activity

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At McGill University, Frédérique Larroquette, a PhD student, is conducting basic research to determine why only the brain cells that produce dopamine are vulnerable to the stressors that produce Parkinson’s disease. Larroquette is transforming stem cells into dopaminergic brain cells to study the three puzzle pieces known to play some role in the development of … Read more

Parkinson’s is no match for grateful, globetrotting Renfrew couple

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Mona and Alan Fox arrive early to begin another day of meetings and volunteering at the Imara Clinic in the Mukuru district of Nairobi. The Clinic, on the edge of the Mukuru informal settlement, had serious financial problems and Alan and Mona decided to help. They joined the Rotary Club of Eganville and have returned … Read more

Canadians United for a Cure for Parkinson’s at Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018

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Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure earlier this month. More than 10,000 participants including 4,000 walkers came together to raise $2.35 million. People living with Parkinson’s were joined by family and friends, healthcare professionals, dedicated volunteers, and researchers across the country. Participants and supporters … Read more