New directions in Parkinson’s treatments

Slowing down or modifying disease progression Current drugs for Parkinson’s treat the symptoms but do not stop the progression. One of the biggest investments in Parkinson’s research is in trying to find a drug that will slow down or modify the disease progression. Azilect® The drug rasagiline (Azilect®) was studied recently to determine if it … Read more

National Study of Neurological Conditions Gets Underway

It is with great excitement that we announce that the first-ever national study of neurological conditions in Canada is now underway. Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) has played a lead role in advocating for this study which aims to improve our understanding of the experience and impact of neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s, so that policy makers … Read more

New in Parkinson’s research

Chewing gum holds promise for people with Parkinson’s Family history of melanoma and Parkinson disease risk Toronto scientists awarded $150,000 by Parkinson Society Canada to improve treatment for people with Parkinson’s Ottawa scientists awarded $205,000 by Parkinson Society Canada with funds raised in SuperWalk comments

W5 Program on Parkinson’s disease and Compulsive Behaviours

CTV’s W5 program is looking for people with Parkinson’s and care partners who are willing to share their personal stories about how compulsive behaviour, such as gambling, excessive shopping, eating, and hypersexuality, due to Parkinson’s treatment, has affected their lives. Confidentiality and privacy will be protected. If you are interested in sharing your story, please … Read more

Message from the editor

Welcome to the latest edition of E Parkinson Post! With Parkinson Society Canada poised to look back on almost 45 years of history (2010 will mark our 45th anniversary), we have decided in this issue to highlight some of the things that make Parkinson Society Canada uniquely yours. We focus on how people with Parkinson’s, … Read more

Parkinson Society Canada – Your Society

Canada’s leading organization for people with Parkinson’s Whether you live with Parkinson’s, are a family member, friend, donor or volunteer, you have helped make Parkinson Society Canada our country’s only national full service Parkinson organization. During the past 44 years, people like you, coast to coast, have established 12 regional partner Societies, 235 Support Groups … Read more

PSC develops position papers

One of the strategic outcomes for Parkinson Society Canada is to be recognized as a credible and reputable voice for Canadians living with Parkinson’s.  Working collaboratively with our regional partners, we identified four priority topics requiring position statements, which were approved by PSC Board in June 2009. Read more comments

Your research dollars at work

National Research Program Parkinson Society Canada’s National Research Program is a collaboration with our 12 regional Parkinson’s organizations. The success of this national research program depends on the contributions we receive from donors, charitable foundations and other granting agencies. PSC does not receive any government funding. Our focus 75% of funding is dedicated to biomedical … Read more