After the diagnosis

You are in charge of your own health. But if, and when, you need advice about Parkinson’s, there are many resources available in your community and people willing to help. Your local Parkinson organization is an integral part of your support. Educate yourself. Learn all you can about Parkinson’s. Seek information from reputable sources. Start … Read more

We help families A recent e-mail we received began: “My Dad has Parkinson’s. My Mom needs help….” It was signed, A daughter in distress. After asking some questions, making a few suggestions and enclosing some information sheets, we heard back from her: “Thank you so much for your info and speedy reply.  I don’t feel quite as … Read more

Celebrating 45 years of accomplishments

2010  marks Parkinson Society Canada’s 45th year of supporting Canadians with Parkinson’s. Take a look at some of the milestones we achieved as the organization evolved. 1965 Canadian Parkinson’s Disease Association / Association Canadienne du Parkinson is incorporated with a mandate of research, education and services. Directors attending the first meeting include the mayor of … Read more

Test Your Parkinson’s IQ

Just in time for April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, this handy little info card tests your knowledge of Parkinson’s. comments

Parkinson SuperWalk – new name, new look

Parkinson Society Canada’s largest national fundraising event launches on April 7, 2010 with a new name, Parkinson SuperWalk. The new Parkinson SuperWalk is poised to break the $3 million mark this year! Who would have thought that a little fundraiser begun 20 years ago by seven people in one city would grow into a nationwide … Read more

Donate Now

There’s still time to celebrate the season with a special gift. Visit the Parkinson Society Canada website, to make a gift to honour or commemorate that special person and show your support for people living with Parkinson’s. Make your donation now to get your end-of-year tax receipt. comments

Message from the editor

Welcome to e-ParkinsonPost! This issue looks at research from the perspectives of clinician-researchers, clinical trial participants and ethicists, among others. We also alert you to exciting new research projects funded by Parkinson Society Canada. You will find a link to our new information sheet on Parkinson’s medications and a summary of novel and promising treatments … Read more

Bench to bedside: the challenges

We have asked three clinician-researchers to outline some of the challenges of getting new therapies from the lab to the person with Parkinson’s. The drug development process is lengthy. “The process of going through all the pharmacological studies in basic science and in different types of animals takes a long time,” says Dr. Michel Panisset, … Read more