Brendan has lived a life of adventure that has not changed since his diagnosis with Parkinson’s in 2018.
He believes strongly in lifelong learning and an active lifestyle to keep both the mind and body healthy. When he is not working Brendan and his spouse enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, and camping, accompanied by their dogs. They enjoy a rural lifestyle in the foothills of the Rockies, as well as learning about other cultures, having travelled to all corners of the globe. As a pickleball enthusiast, Brendan has competed in the Alberta Master’s Games, so be warned: he is always trying to recruit fresh players, especially those from the Parkinson’s community!
Brendan is a professional engineer by trade and as an eternal optimist by nature, he uses his sense of humour to face life’s challenges. Coming from a family of nurses, he has inherited the ability to relate well to people. Brendan is especially passionate about service and support.
He is most interested in helping those in the Parkinson’s community with fall prevention and improved long-term care facilities monitoring. Brendan believes advanced technology will soon be commonplace so that the daily monitoring of Parkinson’s symptoms can benefit both the neurologist and the person living with Parkinson’s.
Brendan sees this as an exciting time to be involved with Parkinson Canada and wants to ensure that more Albertans are aware of its benefits by collaborating with the Parkinson Association of Alberta. There is so much hope through innovative research worldwide and the strong commitment of the Parkinson community.