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

Reflections

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

Benefits of exercise—a lifestyle change for the better

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease. As the disease progresses, it may impact the quality of life for both people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. There have been recent advances in terms of managing symptoms and improving quality of life through exercise. Although everyone benefits from regular exercise, it’s particularly important for people … Read more

Mood, meditation, and the autonomic nervous system

There is an increasing body of research suggesting that mood disorders such as depression and anxiety may be related not only to the brain, but to the autonomic nervous system: the system that regulates breathing, heart rate and digestion. At McGill University, Dr. Chenjie Xia, a neurologist and assistant professor, is exploring the relationship between … Read more

Modelling Parkinson’s Disease

Despite decades of research, there’s no cure for Parkinson’s disease and no therapies that protect against it. At the Montreal Neurological Institute, PhD student Cynthia Kwan is developing an animal model to reproduce the progression of the disease and its symptoms. She’s using the model to follow the impact of a synthetic form of the … Read more