My World Came Crashing Down

I’m living with Parkinson’s. I’m 59 years young, and I never saw it coming. Not that long ago, I was a registered nurse. I was working in home care at a local health agency. I truly loved my job. I loved being able to support others in their time of need. I was living a … Read more

Proteins That Help Provide Energy

All cells in the human body share a common need for energy to support their functions. In most cases, that energy is generated and managed by small organelles within each cell, called mitochondria. When mitochondria malfunction, they can no longer support cell survival, but certain cells in the body, such as neurons, are more sensitive … Read more

A Little Exercise goes a Long Way

Although everyone benefits from regular exercise, it’s particularly important for people with Parkinson’s disease. Regular physical activity can improve the stiffness, tremors and balance problems people with this degenerative disease experience, as well as their overall quality of life. Current recommendations are for 150 minutes or more of aerobic exercise every week. That’s a tough … Read more

What’s Happening

April is Parkinson Awareness Month In honour of Parkinson Awareness Month, staff, healthcare providers, researchers and volunteers across the country are hosting information sessions, open houses, fundraisers, support groups and exercise classes, including internationally known Dance for Parkinson’s sessions. Dance for Parkinson’s Network Canada April 2019 Open House ClassesThere is evidence that exercise, especially strenuous … Read more