I love you just the way you are

Nicole Therrien could not have known what was to come when accepting a ‘blind date’ over 20 years ago. For André Guimond, it was love at first sight and their lives changed rapidly as they moved in shortly after that first meeting. Living in Montreal, they shared a passion for life and travelled the world. … Read more

Glutamate: The Other Brain Chemical

Glutamate is the most abundant chemical in the brain, sending constant communication signals between nerve cells. Until recently, its role in Parkinson’s disease has been a mystery. That’s because most researchers’ attention has been focused on dopamine, another signalling chemical, whose loss is responsible for the stiffness, tremor and shakiness people with this disease experience. … Read more

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – Have your say

The Government of Canada announced a public consultation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) that will close on January 27, 2020. If you are interested in responding to the consultation, more information and the questionnaire are available at: www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/ad-am/index.html Parkinson Canada’s position statement and supporting documentation on MAID are available at: www.parkinson.ca/about-us/position-statements-policies/ Parkinson Canada will … Read more