As they prepare to set sail, Steve Van Vlaenderen takes his time. “Physically, I’m a lot slower on the boat so I’m a lot more cautious,” he tells CTV News Toronto. That’s because he is living with Parkinson’s disease and his motor skills are deteriorating. Van Vleanderen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 2011.
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Cyclists spun their wheels in Prince Edward County this past weekend for a cure at Pedal for Parkinson’s. Pedal for Parkinson’s is an annual three-day cycling event where participants and donors raise funds to help fight Parkinson’s disease. Since beginning in 2011, the Pedal for Parkinson’s fundraiser originally took place in Parry Sound. Jim Redmond and … Read More
As the spotlight-seeking keener he portrayed as Alex P. Keaton on the 1980s sitcom Family Ties, Michael J. Fox seared his boyish good looks and infectious energy into the minds and hearts of millions. Today, the 57-year-old is parlaying his enduring popularity into an even greater role – mobilizing patients and researchers to bring an end to Parkinson’s disease, which … Read More
On Saturday, November 3rd, the Lows in Motion organizing committee welcomed yet another sellout crowd to Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park to celebrate its 10th – and final – anniversary. Lows in Motion’s mission has always been twofold: raise funds to support Parkinson Canada, and shed light on what it means to live with Parkinson’s disease. Founded by Travis Low in honour … Read More
Steve Van Vlaenderen, Darlene Hildebrand: « don’t stop pursuing dreams because you have a condition ». https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sail-on-parkinson-s-sudbury-winnipeg-1.4812078
Actor Alan Alda noticed symptoms three years ago, and was tested and diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
One Peel long-term care home transformed its dementia unit with a radical pilot program. The simple approach threatens to upend the status quo. A 4-part series looking a transformed long-term care home, with a new model for patients with dementia.
A pair of Manitobans will be setting sail on the Great Lakes this summer to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. “Even though there are limitations caused by Parkinson’s it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams and particularly in retirement,” said Darlene Hildebrand, one of the two participants. Hildebrand and Steve Van Vlaenderen will be … Read More
A made-in-Manitoba, one-of-a-kind art class is changing the lives of those who thought they’d lost their lives after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
When professional ballerina Rachel Bar hung up her pointe shoes, she became a scientist who focuses on pioneering ways to improve the lives of those with dementia or Parkinson’s disease through dance. Download a PDF of the article
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