Parkinson’s is a complex brain disease and everyone’s Parkinson’s journey is different. More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s and 30 more are diagnosed every day.

Learning about the disease and what you can expect, goes a long way to making your journey more manageable and helping you and your family to live well with Parkinson’s. Although Parkinson’s changes everything, you can find help and hope at Parkinson Canada. Whether you have just found out you or a family member has Parkinson’s, or have lived with the condition for decades, read on for information you can use.

Understanding Parkinson’s

Want to know more? See the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease. You may want to read this document, written for health care professionals, and share it with members of your care team.

Are you newly diagnosed?

We’re here to help you begin your Parkinson’s journey.

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Are you living with Parkinson’s and under 50?

Find out more about Young onset Parkinson’s disease.

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Living with Parkinson’s

Find out how you can live your best life with Parkinson’s. There is a lot you can do to manage your symptoms and to stay engaged with family, friends, colleagues and your community.


The whole family lives with Parkinson’s, not just the person with the disease. Learn more about caring for a family member with Parkinson’s disease, and most importantly, yourself!

Parkinson Canada also provides information and support to people living with other Parkinson’s-like conditions, including multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).