Medication shortages: what to do?

2 November 2018

Most Quebeckers with Parkinson’s disease take the combination levodopa / carbidopa, sold under its brand name, “Sinemet”, or its generic version.

Currently, Canada is facing supply constraints with the drug “Sinemet” due to delays in production and replenishment by the global manufacturer. On the other hand, the generic brand, most often dispensed by pharmacies, knows no shortage.

As a precaution, we invite you to check your medication. If it was difficult for you to access “Sinemet”, we encourage you to discuss it with your pharmacist. They are the best resource to guide you in this situation and to…

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La fondation du sommeil

11 October 2018

– Do you (or your loved ones) suffer from sleep disturbances?
– You cannot identify the sleep disorders you are experiencing or the cause of your fatigue?
– You want information on a course of care to get a diagnosis of sleep disorder?
– Want to participate in research related to your sleep disorder?
– Do you need support, information and references?

Do not hesitate to contact La fondation du sommeil. Their mission is to be a credible source of information, referral and awareness about sleep, its impacts on quality of life and health, and its social and economic impacts.

In addition, they offer tests…

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10 October 2018

Thanks to you, the 2018 Edition of Parkinson’s Journey is a success! Your immense generosity has allowed us to achieve our goals and thus be able to support those affected by the disease in Quebec.

Our brave participants mobilized their troops and made Parkinson’s move by raising more than $ 200,000 and we thank you for it! The funds raised are intended to support and provide regional services to people affected by Parkinson’s disease and also support the efforts made by research.

« We walked to support those affected by the disease and to raise awareness around the cause. » There…

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Dance classes with Tango Libre

To warm up your autumn, we suggest a trip to the heart of Argentina! As a result of a long collaboration with Parkinson Québec, the Tango Libre dance company is about to start a class specially adapted for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Classes will be held every Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, from October 28 to December 16 at Tango Libre’s studio located at 1650 Marie-Anne Street in Montreal.

Enjoy a preferential rate for the 8 sessions at a cost of $80 per person.

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at

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“Votre pouvoir d’agir” Conference

9 October 2018

On November 2 and 3, the first edition of the “Votre pouvoir d’agir” symposium will be held, organized by the Cœur des Laurentides regional office. The event aims to bring together people affected by Parkinson’s disease and health professionals around issues related to the disease. Conferences, discussions and workshops will be held during these two busy days in a warm atmosphere at Place des citoyens in Sainte-Adèle. Among other things, we will be pleased to welcome Dr. Francesca Cicchetti to talk about the advances in Parkinson’s disease research. We hope to see you there in great numbers! Please note…

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