Message from Karen Lee, CEO

Greetings, In a matter of weeks, the world has changed. These are unprecedented times with COVID-19 creating a world of uncertainty. In taking on this leadership role, I want to ensure that Parkinson Canada will continue to be there for those living with Parkinson’s until we find a cure. And I know that in my … Read more

Predicting cognitive impairment in people with Parkinson’s disease

Dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment are one of the most distressing symptoms of late-stage Parkinson’s disease. Currently, there’s no way to predict who will develop them, or to intervene early if treatments are discovered. At the University of Montreal, Dr. Alexandru Hanganu, an assistant professor, is developing an algorithm to predict who is … Read more

Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to improve cognitive abilities.

Deep brain stimulation is a treatment to reduce the tremors, stiffness and slowness associated with Parkinson’s disease by placing electrodes that deliver electrical currents deep inside the brain, reactivating areas where the circuitry for motor control is damaged. Although effective in reducing these motor symptoms, deep brain stimulation requires surgery and does not improve the … Read more

A Life Inspired

“Today we collected as a team. I am travelling to Nepal with my wife and all of my sisters, and blessed with the company of my brother-in-law and friends. We are a team of ten and start with a guided food tour of the Kathmandu Asan market area. The name ‘Nepal’ must be a contraction … Read more

Virtual Webinars & Activities

Upcoming Online Events & Archives We hope you’re keeping well and that you had a chance to enjoy some online webinars, dance, meditation and exercise classes.  Thank you so much for supporting Parkinson Canada. It’s your donations that make these sessions possible for everyone to enjoy. Visit Parkinson Canada Facebook page >> Mindfulness & Parkinson’s: How … Read more


A farewell message from our CEO, Joyce Gordon who, after 16 years with Parkinson Canada, will retire in April 2020.   The years that I have been associated with Parkinson Canada have been some of the most satisfying, challenging, and rewarding experiences of all my careers. I came to Parkinson Canada full of energy, enthusiasm … Read more

In Conversation with Dr. David Grimes – Live on Facebook

Join us on Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00pm EST for a Facebook Live with Dr. David Grimes as he discusses the impact of COVID-19 on people with Parkinson’s. Your questions will be answered during this unique opportunity to hear from the lead author of the Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease. To join this event live, … Read more

Parkinson Canada’s Action Plan for COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our Parkinson community across Canada are of utmost importance to Parkinson Canada and we continue to monitor developments. During this global outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), we are implementing proactive ways to help manage the risk and reduce potential spread of this disease to those most vulnerable. … Read more