We are Family

Over twenty years ago, Joyce Barretto’s mother, Lena, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. When her family looked for information about the disease, they found something they weren’t expecting.

Des chercheurs de Parkinson Canada qui mettent toute leur énergie à améliorer des vies aujourd’hui et à trouver un remède demain

TORONTO (Ontario), le 28 septembre 2017 – Dr Michael Schlossmacher, clinicien-chercheur, et Anita Abeyesekera, candidate au doctorat, travaillent tous deux à améliorer la vie des personnes atteintes de la maladie de Parkinson et à enrichir nos connaissances en vue d’une intervention qui nous permettra, un jour, de mettre fin à la maladie. Qu’ils soient des experts établis ou en début de carrière, … Read More

Look to the sky! CN Tower to be lit in Parkinson SuperWalk’s red and blue celebrating fundraising milestones

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 10 – Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure this past weekend. 4,000 fundraising walkers and over 10,000 participants came together to raise over $2 million. This year’s fundraising has already passed the nationwide goal of $2.25 Million – a new record for Parkinson SuperWalk operated as Parkinson … Read More

A major milestone for two friends and Parkinson’s Community

Pedaling for Parkinson’s surpasses $1,000,000 raised. In 2011, friends Peter Istvan and David Newall founded “Pedaling for Parkinson’s,” an annual cycling fundraising event in support of Parkinson Canada. Pedaling for Parkinson’s spans three days, cyclists pedal over 100,000 strokes, one for each Canadian living with Parkinson’s. This year, Peter and David’s event reached a significant lifetime milestone. Together with riders, … Read More

Parkinson Canada augmente sa portée grâce au financement de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario

Les nouveaux employés de Parkinson Canada, financé par la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, Margaux Wolfe, à gauche, Paul Scibetta et Marielle Henderson, offrent des services d’information et de soutien à plus d’Ontariennes et Ontariens. [/caption] Le 5 mai, le Forum sur la recherche pour le public à Ottawa présentera des programmes et des services offrant de l’espoir pour l’avenir. TORONTO, … Read More

Ces héros qui nous inspirent

« C’est dur à expliquer, j’ai seulement su que c’était le temps », a-t-il dit. La Grande Randonnée est devenue une partie intégrante du processus de guérison de M. Bell depuis son diagnostic. Il a pleuré en lisant la liste des noms de ceux qui l’appuyaient en tant que héros national. « Vous ne réalisez pas l’impact que vous pouvez avoir seulement en … Read More

200 ans d’efforts pour élucider la maladie de Parkinson

TORONTO (ONTARIO), le 29 mars 2017 –Il y a maintenant 200 ans que le physicien anglais James Parkinson a décrit pour la première fois la maladie du cerveau qui porte son nom, dans An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Depuis 1817, des progrès majeurs ont été réalisés dans le cadre de la recherche sur la maladie de Parkinson, notamment l’élaboration de divers médicaments et d’autres … Read More

Parkinson Canada reaches out to pharmacists to enhance their ability to advise people living with the disease

Parkinson Canada is reaching out to pharmacists with an online, learning module to enhance their ability to advise people living with the disease.[/caption] TORONTO, ON, October 4, 2016 — It’s no surprise that pharmacists are an important member of the health care team for a person with Parkinson’s. Pharmacists advise them about their medications, potential side effects and possible adverse interactions … Read More

Parkinson Canada research sparks meaningful impact

TORONTO, ON, September 28, 2016 – Parkinson Canada has great expectations for the 19 researchers receiving new grant, fellowship and student awards over the next two years. They will not only advance our knowledge of Parkinson’s, a complex brain disease, but also they will interpret and share their knowledge with other health professionals, often treat individuals living with Parkinson’s and continue … Read More

Canadian study of neurological conditions provides new vital information on the impact of Parkinson’s disease

TORONTO, ON, September 11, 2014 – Parkinson Society Canada is excited to share today’s release of the report on The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions by the Public Health Agency of Canada in partnership with Neurological Health Charities Canada. The four-year, $15 million study investigated the scope of 14 neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, and how they affect Canadians, … Read More