Donald Calne Lecture

Location, location, location critical in Parkinson’s disease Dr. Andres Lozano, distinguished neurosurgeon, professor and RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto addressed over 120 attendees at the Donald Calne Lecture hosted by Parkinson Society Canada and Parkinson Society Ottawa, on Sunday, May 16th in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Dr. Lozano, who … Read more

Become an advocate for living well with Parkinson’s

Yvon Trepanier, Chair, National Advocacy Committee Painting a picture of what it means to live well with Parkinson’s is at the heart of everything we do on the national advocacy committee. After all, how else would our elected representatives and policy makers begin to understand the many ways that Parkinson’s affects quality of life – … Read more

Drum circles as fun and therapy

by Philip Thomas Member of the Creston Community Drum Circle in Creston, BC Did you know that alligators can’t be walked on leashes? Within minutes of joining a drum circle, it is a relief to discover that, instead of musical notes, this internal chant is a drumming pattern. Even if you are rhythmically challenged, you … Read more

Doug Martens – Early Bird Prize Winner

Doug Martens, 57, of Winnipeg, Manitoba is the official winner of the first 2010 Parkinson SuperWalk early bird prize draw for a $500 Roots gift card. He qualified by raising over $100 online by May 3rd. “Having my name drawn was totally unexpected,” says Doug. “I rarely win anything so this is like a gift.” … Read more

National Volunteer Awards Now Open for Nominations

Parkinson Society Canada is now accepting nominations for its annual national volunteer awards. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 17, 2010. Parkinson Society Canada offers three awards each year to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Parkinson cause in Canada: the David Simmonds Leadership Award, given to a Leadership Volunteer the Mimi … Read more

Message from the editor

Welcome to the first edition of e-ParkinsonPost for 2010. This year, Parkinson Society Canada celebrates 45 years of supporting and serving Canadians with Parkinson’s. We have a proud tradition of providing information and support to enable a better life and a brighter future for people with Parkinson’s disease. We thought that over the next several … Read more

Parkinson’s much more than a movement disorder

Parkinson’s disease is usually considered to be a movement disorder characterized by tremor, rigidity, slow movement or poor balance. Yet when many people with Parkinson’s look back they can point to early changes in areas unrelated to movement, such as, loss of smell, lack of motivation, tiredness, and slower responses when answering questions. A visitor … Read more