Message from the editor

Get active. Stay informed. Those are the key messages in Parkinson Society Canada’s new Awareness Month materials. For April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are focusing on the many benefits of physical activity for people with Parkinson’s.

In this issue of e-Parkinson Post, you will read how one person with Parkinson’s has successfully incorporated exercise into her daily life. You will discover what elements help make a good physical activity program for Parkinson’s. You can download a copy of the new tip sheet on Physical Activity and Parkinson’s DiseaseParkinson Society Canada has launched with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

You will also find information on A Guide to the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, a new booklet to help people with Parkinson’s recognize non-motor symptoms and learn about strategies to manage them.

We share some of the articles we have recently submitted to other publications:

We also bring you up to date on the advocacy activities not only for Parkinson’s Awareness Month but for National Brain Awareness Month in March.

We invite you to join our webinar on cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s, featuring one of our researchers, Dr. Oury Monchi. We also invite you to take a look at the latest copy of our Research Highlights (2011 -2013).

Throughout April, there are lots of exciting educational and recreational events happening in communities across Canada, including some scheduled for April 11th, World Parkinson’s Day. See the calendar of events at to find out what is happening in your region. You can also contact your regional Parkinson Society for resources on physical activity and exercise.

Online registration is now open for Parkinson SuperWalk.Visit to find the walk location nearest to you and sign up today.

We want to know what you think about the newsletter and articles. Please leave a note in the Comments section. Your feedback will make this publication better. Don’t forget to pass along the link to someone you know so that they may enjoy it too.

Marjie Zacks