Sinemet: brand/generic cost difference covered by Merck

If you have been prescribed Sinemet or Sinemet CR, please note that on November 7, 2011, Merck Canada Inc., the manufacturer of Sinemet, launched a program that will pay the difference in cost between the generic and brand-name product. To participate, request a Sinemet Patient Assistance Program card from either your neurologist (who can get … Read more

Exercise in Parkinson’s

(research published recently in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry) An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (full text) Can an exercise program help prevent falls in Parkinson’s? (lay language summary)

Ontario researchers receive $433,443 from Parkinson Society Canada

L to R: Dr. Binit Shah (for Dr. Susan Fox, Neurologist, Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre), Guang Shi, PhD candidate, University of Toronto; Lili-Naz Hazrati , Clinical Scientist, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto; Dr. Connie Marras, Neurologist, Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre; Shababa Masoud, PhD candidate, University of … Read more

Alberta researcher receives $100,000 grant from Parkinson Society Canada

L to R: John Petryshen, CEO Parkinson Alberta Society (PAS); Doug Darling, PAS Board Chair; Dr. Clinton McCracken, grant recipient; Laurine Fillo, top SuperStar fundraiser; Bruce Strachan, PAS Board member; Dan Cooney, Parkinson Society Canada Board member and Ivy Lim-Carter, Director, Parkinson Society Canada National Research & Clinical Programs.

Message from the Editor

Welcome to the fall edition of e-Parkinson Post. As we get back into the swing of regular routines, Parkinson support groups and educational programs across the country are gearing up for a new season of supporting and informing people with Parkinson’s and family members. We are able to offer these services and programs in part … Read more

Hope and determination drive Parkinson SuperWalk to success

Parkinson Society Canada congratulates and thanks all the many participants who came together  – walkers, volunteers and donors, bringing a spirit of hope to raise funds for Parkinson Society Canada at its annual Parkinson SuperWalk, the largest fundraising event for Canadians living with Parkinson’s. “Parkinson SuperWalk is my way of connecting to people in our … Read more

National research program – 28 new awards

Together with our partners, Parkinson Society Canada is proudly supporting 28 new grant, fellowship and student awards, as of July 1, 2011: 12 Pilot Project grants (3 funded by Parkinson Society Ottawa, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, and Parkinson Society Quebec) 3 New Investigator Awards 2 Basic Research Fellowships 1 Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship 1 Clinical … Read more