A support group for Lanaudière

17 May 2018

For more than 20 years, the Association des personnes handicapées physiques et sensorielles secteur Joliette has hosted a support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families.

The group organizes monthly coffee-meetings that address different themes related to the disease and regularly receive guests (occupational therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, etc.). Moreover, annual activities take place in spring and Christmas for meetings in a more festive setting.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm at the Association’s offices (200 de Salaberry Street in Joliette). An Association membership fee of $10 is required to attend…

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A team dedicated to you!

Have you ever asked yourself questions on the progression of Parkinson’s disease or on the rights of those living with the disease? How can you adapt to this new reality and what resources are available to you? What is the latest research?

Parkinson Québec has a dedicated team at your service to answer all of your questions.

Claudie Noël

Claudie joined the Parkinson Québec family in 2016. She can be best described as dynamic, versatile and enthusiastic. Do our ‘Daily Living’ webinars sound familiar to you? Well, if so, know that Claudie is the mastermind behind the project! These conferences that involve…

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The sun is back!

30 April 2018

With the good weather comes the resumption of physical activity!

There are multiple functions and benefits of exercise for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

It allows in particular:

  • improvement of muscle flexibility, range of motion, coordination, balance, walking, speech and dexterity;
  • strength in the extensor muscles, which face others to keep the back straight;
  • to act on rigidity and postural problems;
  • to reduce fatigability;
  • to promote relaxation of the muscles and relieve cramps;
  • to act on stress, depression, insomnia, constipation.

Studies also suggest that exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Consistency is the key to the success of…

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Scotiabank Charity Challenge for Parkinson Quebec with Sunrise de Fontainebleau – Maisons de Vies pour Retraités

26 April 2018

It is under a wonderful sun that the team of Maison Sunrise de Fontainebleau joined dozens of people who live with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and people sensitive to the cause at Parc Jean Drapeau on April 21st to complete the 5 km Scotiabank Charity Challenge in support to Parkinson Quebec.

The team works daily with residents who have to deal with the disease. For several years, the Blainville residence has hosted a weekly support group organized by Parkinson Québec regional office in the Basses Laurentides. Parkinson Québec is proud of its partnership with the Maison Sunrise in Fontainebleau and…

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Discover our new video : Let’s join forces

3 April 2018

As part of Awareness Month, we invite you to discover our brand new video, which highlights the support of Parkinson Québec. People living with Parkinson’s disease face daily challenges, the Cycle Challenge « Défi Vélo », through exercise practice, gives them confidence to be stronger.

« If Parkinson’s were a person, I would tell it that it is not welcome. That I would prefer it were not here, but it is here, and I will live with it, probably for the rest of my life. Through our actions, we will let it know: we will work as hard as we…

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