Treatments for Parkinson’s disease: good news!

16 March 2018

Last month, the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) recommended that the Minister of Health and Social Services place Movapo on the list of medications for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease at an advanced stage.

Parkinson Québec is proud to have been able to contribute to the reflection surrounding this decision by submitting, among other things, a favorable recommendation for this drug to INESSS. Thanks also to the caregivers and Parkinson’s patients we asked for their feedback on this drug and the benefits it could provide.

Movapo (or apomorphine) is indicated for the…

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Défi Vélo Launching Party!

15 March 2018

We invite you to a cocktail to launch the Parkinson Québec Cycle Challenge «Défi Vélo» on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Schedule : 5 pm to 7 pm
Address : Deloitte Tower, 1190, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal,
Montréal (QC) H3B 0M7

Come meet our spokesperson Georges Laraque!

Please register to Lynne Dupuis :

ATTENTION! Registration required.


Discover the official jersey of the 2018 edition!

We will present the new jersey and you will have the opportunity to try it exclusively. All sizes will be available!

Immortalize the moment! 

Visit our photobooth and take a souvenir photo as a team. Bonus?…

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Movement of Support –virtual classes

4 March 2018

As part of its services, Parkinson Québec supports family caregivers through its “Movement of support” program.

With the help of our web platform, caregivers will be able to equip themselves, share their experiences and concerns with other caregivers. This will enable them to better intervene and react to the specific needs of Parkinson’s disease in the various spheres of daily life.

Discover the topics of the 8 virtual classes that will guide participants in their caregiving role.

  • March: Familiarizing yourself with Parkinson’s disease
  • April: Better understanding motor and non-motor symptoms
  • May: Fall prevention and management
  • June: Adapting your living environment

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Daily Living webinars

The webinars are back for 2018 with a new series! Just like the previous series, the webinars will be presented every 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Discover the topics covered:

  • March: Receive the diagnosis
  • April: Functional neurosurgery
  • May: Physical activity, when, how and why?
  • June: Young onset Parkinson’s
  • September: Movements and Technology
  • October: Falls, what to do when they occur?
  • November: Sleep
  • December: Advances in research

To view the list of webinars, please click here.

If you had trouble logging into a previous webinar, feel free to contact us so we can help.

For more information, please contact the project…

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Financial help

Did you know that there are several options for financial help and assistance programs available depending on your situation? Here are some tips to help you find the financial aid suited for you.

  • Do not hesitate to contact your municipality; there may be activities for seniors, caregivers, support programs, and other benefits.
  • In some cases, choosing a certain financial program, aid, credit or deduction may make the person ineligible for others.
  • It is important to establish one’s needs and priorities and to learn about all the options and measures available.
  • Eligibility rules, availability of programs and the procedures can…

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