Physician-scientist committed to excellent patient care

Dr. Ami Gupta is young, bright and totally dedicated to making the patient experience a positive one. At a glance • Current status: Dr. Ami Gupta is halfway through the first year of a two-year clinical movement disorders fellowship at the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre at Toronto Western Hospital. • Fast Facts: He has … Read more

Donald Calne Lecture

Internationally renowned neuroscientist highlights new developments in Parkinson’s Dr. J. William Langston, founder, CEO and Scientific Director of the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California addressed a packed banquet hall in Calgary, Friday, January 9th at the 2008 Donald Calne Lecture, hosted by Parkinson Society Canada and Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta (PSSA), and sponsored by … Read more

Ottawa teacher Shelby Hayter is awarded PSC’s highest honour

Ottawa school teacher, Shelby Hayter, has been awarded one of Parkinson Society Canada’s highest honours, the Morton Shulman Award, for her determination and creative spirit in piloting a unique educational program aimed at children in elementary schools and for teaching over 10,000 children what it means to live with Parkinson’s. In the Pass the Baton … Read more

How can I get the most out of my relationship with the members of my healthcare team?

Dr. Douglas Everett Hobson Neurologist Director, Movement Disorders Clinic, Deer Lodge Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba • Stay in touch with your family physician. Even if he or she defers decisions about Parkinson’s disease to a specialist, your primary care physician is often the person who will carry out the specialist’s suggestions. • Arrive on time for appointments or … Read more

Parkinson disease alliance: researchers meet in Calgary

Researchers from across the country met with PSC to share their progress in Parkinson’s research, at the Parkinson Disease Alliance meeting, in Calgary, on January 9th and 10th. This third Alliance meeting was hosted by the Movement Disorder Clinic of the University of Calgary and supported by TEVA. “One of the great things about a … Read more

Message from the Editor

Welcome to our first electronic edition of Parkinson Post. We’re delighted to launch this new format on the 10th anniversary of Parkinson Post and hope that you will share in our excitement in being able to reach more members of the Parkinson’s community. Modern times call for new ways of connecting with people and that’s what … Read more

First Person

Fighting Voice Deterioration: A Therapy That Works for me By George Copeland It all began in the autumn of 2006 when I received a call from Bonnie Bereskin, M. Ed. Speech-Language Pathologist at Baycrest Centre, Toronto, whom I met and worked with while taking a course in self-management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). She proposed that I … Read more

Communication Circles

Communication circles – a guide for people with Parkinson’s and families By Bonnie Bereskin, M. Ed., Speech-Language Pathologist at Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System in Toronto. The challenge of maintaining clear speech can cause many people with Parkinson’s to withdraw from friends and social activities. However, with intensive practice, communication losses can be delayed and minimized. A cost-effective … Read more