Message from the editor

Welcome to the latest edition of E Parkinson Post!

In this issue, we shine a spotlight on balance, a critical factor in Parkinson’s. We begin with a look at research and strategies for improving physical balance and mobility. Some involve modern electronics, such as iPods and video games; others require a swimsuit or trunks and access to a pool.

However, balance is also about life balance – juggling work and home, making time for family and friends, scheduling time for recreation and travel, volunteering in the community. In our First Person feature, Marc Bellefeuille describes how his passion for sports weaves through the many threads of his life.

The Advocacy column addresses the delicate balancing act of using the right strategies and tactics to ensure that our advocacy efforts have maximum impact, such as the federal government’s June 5, 2009 announcement of the first-ever Canada-wide study on neurological diseases.

We congratulate the first Early Bird Winner for SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009. Online registration is higher than ever before. If you haven’t registered yet, we invite you to register now.

Comments, questions and story ideas are always welcome. You can send them to

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Marjie Zacks