NEW – Progression of Parkinson’s Disease information sheet

This document has been prepared to help you become more informed about Parkinson’s. It is designed to answer questions about Parkinson’s and how it might progress. Included are some suggestions on how to prepare for the Parkinson’s journey. (Download PDF) comments

Focus on creativity

Creative Expressions is a new web page we have launched to honour the artistic talents of the many people with Parkinson’s who have chosen to communicate and express themselves through creative writing, visual art and crafts. Visit Creative Expressions to see their work. comments

Working with One Voice

By Yvon Trepanier, Chair, National Advocacy Committee First steps taken toward national research study Over 3,000 people with or affected by neurological disorders responded to an online questionnaire, in February 2009, asking what types of information should be collected for a four-year national research study to uncover the incidence, prevalence, risk factors and impacts of … Read more

SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009 registration is now open!

Register Here! You could win one of two terrific Early Bird prizes! SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009 takes place on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, in over 80 communities across Canada. Join in the excitement as SuperWalk heroes unite to bring Canadians one step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s. You have made SuperWalk … Read more

Critical Illness Insurance

By Mark Halpern, CFP Members of the Parkinson community know that a critical illness is a life-altering experience. That’s why healthy family members, friends and caregivers need to know about Critical Illness Insurance (CI) and why it’s so important to get CI while you are healthy. CI pays a lump sum, tax free, 30 days … Read more

Message from the editor

Welcome to the latest edition of E Parkinson Post! We all know how important it is to maintain good relationships with our health care professionals, such as family physicians, specialists and physiotherapists. Whether it’s asking the right questions and getting reassuring answers or knowing how to get an appointment in a timely manner, it helps … Read more

Navigating the healthcare system

By Larry Peabody In September 2002, my life changed forever. I was 53 years old and enjoying one of those peak experience times in my life. I had just celebrated my daughter’s wedding and returned to my position as senior consultant, Organization Development at the Calgary Health Region, having been seconded to Health Canada as … Read more

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