Parkinson Canada provides a broad range of materials to help individuals, families and health professionals learn about Parkinson’s, a complex neurodegenerative disease. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with Parkinson’s for some time, we hope our ‘Resources’ page helps make the journey a little easier. We’ve organized a wealth of resources into smaller, more easily-digestible segments that are explained below and also listed on the navigation links on the left side of this webpage. If you don’t find what you are searching for, contact

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Parkinson’s Disease An Introductory Guide, by Ron Postuma, MD, MSc and Julius Anang, MD
Developed and authored with the McGill University Health Centre Patient Education Office, this guide will help you better understand Parkinson's disease. It describes the illness, changes in your body over time, treatment and care options, possible health problems, as well as when and where you can find more help. You are encouraged to review this guide with your family. Bring it with you to your appointments with your health care team. This resource is also available in French.

English Download PDF (32 MB)
French Download PDF (36 MB)

Medications to Treat Parkinson’s Disease, a comprehensive guide outlines the different Parkinson’s medications, how each works, its side effects and tips around medication adjustment. This resource is recommended for both health professionals and the individuals they treat. Be sure to consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication routine.

English Download PDF (0.5 MB)

Education Materials in Other Languages
Canada is known for its diversity and a significant proportion of its population does not report English or French as their spoken first language. In addition to English and French materials on this website, Parkinson Canada provides its four most popular publications (10 Steps to Taking Control; Parkinson’s: The Facts; Parkinson’s Medications: What you need to know! and Progression of Parkinson’s disease) in the top five most common languages spoken: German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Punjabi.

Web Links
If you’re looking for the latest information on Canadian drugs and health products approved by Health Canada, results of the latest research studies or for a speech therapist, you need to visit our Web Links page. It has links to Canadian and international medical journals and associations, relevant Government of Canada sites and many more.

From ‘Acetylcholine’ to ‘Wearing-off phenomenon’, our glossary will help you better understand the most commonly used medical and technical terms in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Parkinson’s disease. If you do not find the definition you need, contact for further assistance.

Upcoming Webcasts and Webinars
From time to time Parkinson Canada hosts webinars led by reputed researchers and clinicians.