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Welcome to the first edition of e-ParkinsonPost for 2010.

This year, Parkinson Society Canada celebrates 45 years of supporting and serving Canadians with Parkinson’s. We have a proud tradition of providing information and support to enable a better life and a brighter future for people with Parkinson’s disease. We thought that over the next several issues, we would revisit the Parkinson’s journey from its earliest signs and diagnosis to living with Parkinson’s to end-of-life considerations.

This issue kicks off with a look at the expanding knowledge about non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease – what we are learning about how these symptoms develop and how they are currently treated or managed. We highlight some new Canadian research targeting Parkinson’s from a variety of angles and offer brief tips for coping with a diagnosis.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so I invite you to visit our web site to view our calendar of Awareness Month events in communities across Canada, read Stories from the Front, and to test your Parkinson’s IQ.

Online registration is now open for Parkinson SuperWalk 2010.

Comments, questions and story ideas are always welcome. You can send them to

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Marjie Zacks

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