April 7 is National Family Caregiver Day and Parkinson Society Canada is proud to raise its voice in recognition of the millions of Canadians – family, friends and neighbours – who take on a caring role to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness. Take a moment on April 7 to recognize and say thank you to a family caregiver who makes a difference in your life. We invite you to share with them some great Tips & Tools for Caregivers from the Canadian Caregiver Association.
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Calling all caregivers! Tell us what information and topics are important and interesting to you so that we can develop targeted resources to make your job easier. We recognize that there are common topics which appeal to many caregivers in the broader disease community. That’s why the Alzheimer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and Parkinson Society Canada have partnered to create online education initiatives that will help many caregivers. Please share your opinions by completing the short survey here.
Canada needs genetic fairness legislation - PSC’s President and CEO Joyce Gordon made a presentation on December 10, 2014 to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. Along with several others, Gordon testified on behalf of those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions, in favour of genetic fairness legislation. More >>
CALL TO ACTION – Ask your Senator to support Bill S-201, An Act to Prohibit and Prevent Genetic Discrimination - Parkinson Society Canada is asking members of our community to write a letter asking their Senator, to support Bill S-201, An Act to Prohibit and Prevent Genetic Discrimination. More >>
CALL TO ACTION – Help improve access to a new Parkinson’s medication - Do you use the Parkinson’s treatment NEUPRO®? If so, we would like to hear from you. More >>
New online tool trains doctors to diagnose and treat Parkinson's - More >>
Scientists seek greater understanding of complex disease with Parkinson Society Canada funding - More >>
Canadian study of neurological conditions provides new vital information on the impact of Parkinson’s disease - More >>
Parkinson SuperWalk inspires families to celebrate hope over adversity - More >>
PD and depression - More >>
News release: Parkinson Society Canada today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. More >>