Working to improve good communication between people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and health professionals

Healthcare professionals committed to clear and compassionate communication can make a meaningful difference to their patients. When people with Parkinson’s know what healthcare professionals recommend and why, they can anticipate what to expect; they are better prepared to navigate the system, ask the right questions, and make the best personal choices. Parkinson Canada launched the ACT on … Read more

Putting saliva to good use

If researchers could find a non-invasive, physiological tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, it might be easier to start treatment earlier. At McGill University, Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky believes he has done just that—by measuring the quantity of a protein called heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in samples of the saliva of people who have Parkinson’s. Gornitsky, an oral … Read more

Investigating Parkinson’s as an autoimmune disease

At the University of Montreal, Professor Louis-Eric Trudeau investigates the earliest potential causes of Parkinson’s disease, at the cellular level. His project is funded by the Saucier-van Berkom Parkinson Quebec Research Fund with contributions from Parkinson Newfoundland & Labrador, in the amount of $49,748.00 for 1 year. He is exploring the possibility that Parkinson’s is … Read more

Do I need a Will?

Most Canadians spend their lifetime acquiring personal property, saving for their children’s education, paying off the mortgage, building financial security by contributing to an RRSP or pension plan, and looking forward to retirement. However, like over half of Canadians, you might not have planned for the final distribution of those assets through your estate plan. … Read more

Calling All Researchers !

Research Update: Competition and Important Dates 2020-2022 Funding Cycle – REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS –  Since 1981, the Parkinson Canada Research Program has invested more than $30 million in funding for: Highly innovative Canadian research by established and promising investigators. Discovery stage research where investigators test new theories and pursue promising new leads. Researchers at the … Read more