A Future without Parkinson’s ?

Parkinson Canada invites people living with Parkinson’s disease to join the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to be part of the solution to improve lives for those living with Parkinson’s and ultimately to help discover a cure.  To find out more about COPN, visit www.copn-rpco.com Read about one C-OPN participant in Quebec, Linda Bérard, diagnosed in … Read more

Pedaling for Parkinson’s : Go the Distance

Join the many Canadians who are going the distance for Parkinson’s by contributing to a collective cycling goal of 100,000 kms across Canada. Ride on your own, or as part of Pedaling for Parkinson’s Ride Day in communities across Canada on August 29th. Contribute to the 100,000 km cycling goal from now until October 31st  … Read more

New cellular model for Parkinson’s

Until now, most researchers studying Parkinson’s disease have used animal models or models derived from stem cells to investigate the cause of this neurodegenerative disease, and ways to treat or prevent it. Neither method, though, provides an accurate way of studying age as a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease. That’s why Professor Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, a … Read more

How toxic forms of alpha-synuclein get into these dopamine-producing brain cells

Brain cells don’t just let any proteins through their membranes, but unfortunately, they make an exception for a toxic form of protein called alpha-synuclein that’s at the heart of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers know misshapen or mutated forms of alpha-synuclein form clumps and ultimately kill brain cells that produce dopamine. Dopamine is the signalling chemical that … Read more

News and e-vents

  Ending Parkinson’s Disease webinar Parkinson Canada is pleased to invite you to a conversation with the author of the book Ending Parkinson’s Disease. In this “must-read” book for anyone in the Parkinson Community, four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold action plan “the PACT” to prevent, care for, and treat Parkinson’s disease – one … Read more