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“Unisson” evening event

22 May 2020

On June 5, 2020, virtually join Parkinson Québec for its annual benefit evening for people with Parkinson’s disease.
This year’s theme is #stayhome

Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Bertrand Cesvet – Sid Lee

 

The evening

Charlotte Cardin’s Interactive Concert – 50$

 

Attend a live interactive concert by the young singer Charlotte Cardin. Let herself bewitch you with her sublime voice, and let herself transport you into her pop universe with her warm voice accompanied by her piano.
The evening will be hosted by Justin Kingsley, multimedia storyteller and international speaker.

Before the concert, DJ Kelly, known for the RAPMOMMIES parties, will offer you a wild set.

 

2 Master Classes – 75$

Take part in two master classes that will give you access to a star table. Take a seat next to them and learn how to cook a delicious meal, and how to harmonize food and wine like a pro!

 

In Normand Laprise’s kitchen

 

The internationally renowned chef, registered on the board of the Grand Chefs Relais & Châteaux, opens his kitchen to you, for this class of masters, to prepare an evening meal in his company and take advantage of his judicious culinary advice.

 

Food and wine pairings with François Chartier

 

The famous sommelier “creator of harmonies” will guide the participants in a tasting of wines and drinks that perfectly match the menu of his friend Normand Laprise.

 

For full details of the evening, click on the blue box below

 

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Express yourself: Dance the Tango!

23 April 2020

Tango for couples

Bring the sun into your day and immerse yourself in the heart of Argentine culture in the comfort of your own home! In collaboration with Parkinson Quebec, Tango Libre offers virtual Argentine Tango classes to couples affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Work on your posture, your rhythm and give a new breath to the dancer in you!

See you every Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm!

Beginning of the sessions: Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Register here, places are limited!
One registration per couple required.

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Webinar: Managing Anxiety 

16 April 2020

The COVID pandemic may cause stress, anxiety or even fear. People living with Parkinson’s disease are particularly sensitive to these reactions.

During this one-hour webinar, Sophie Lecours, Consultant to Caregivers at Parkinson’s Montreal-Laval and Romain Rigal, Director of Programs and Services at Parkinson’s Québec, will discuss with you the importance of these symptoms in this crisis situation and ways to deal with them.

▶️ Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM ◀️
Sign up now!

 

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6 foods that interact with your medication

7 April 2020

Several medications can be prescribed to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is often recommended that these medications be taken 30 minutes to an hour before meals, but the reason for this recommendation is often unknown. Several nutrients interact with some medications, which may even interfere with their effectiveness. In moderate amounts, these foods are often harmless. Rather, when ingested in large or excessive amounts, they can cause changes in the absorption of the medication and even significant fluctuations in your symptoms. Here are six foods and nutrients that may affect the effectiveness of your medication. Before making any changes in your eating habits, consult your doctor or neurologist.

 

Proteins

Proteins are mainly found in meat, fish, eggs, cheese, yogurt, nuts and legumes. These compete with levodopa (i.e. sinemet, sinemet CR, stalevo, duopa, levodopa/carbidopa, inbrija, parcopa, rytary) since they are absorbed in the same part of the intestine and use the same transporter to the brain. Therefore, it is possible that the levodopa is absorbed less, and therefore you may feel less its effect or have a slower onset of effect when protein is consumed at the same time as your medication. It is important to note that you should not stop eating foods that contain protein, as it is essential for the proper functioning of your body’s cells. If you experience fluctuations in your symptoms, talk to your doctor about the possibility of :
1- taking your medication more than an hour before meals,
2- eating most of your protein in the evening (fluctuations will have less impact on your active time of day)
3- dividing your protein intake into small amounts throughout the day.

 

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks are to be banned as they contain artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, which are used for their ability to sweeten without increasing the…

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Important : COVID-19

13 March 2020

IMPORTANT: All group activities in our regional offices and Parkinson Québec events have been preventively suspended until March 31st.

We will keep you informed of the evolution of the situation on the website and on the Facebook page of Parkinson Québec.

Here is a detailed list of all suspended events:

  • Parkinson Québec Events:
    March 17 – Interuniversity Symposium
    April 25 and 26 – Scotia Challenge

 

  • Activities of the ‘bureau régional Haute Yamaska’
    Any event/meeting (self-help group, exercise group, workshop) held in person for the month of March is cancelled. 
    If events/meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you. 

 

  • Activities of the “bureau régional Rive-Sud
    Any event/meeting (self-help group, exercise group, workshop) held in person for the month of March is cancelled. 
    If events/meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you.

 

  • Activities of the “bureau régional Basses-Laurentides”
    Any event/meeting (self-help group, exercise group, workshop) held in person for the month of March is cancelled. 
    If events/meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you.

 

  • Activities of the “bureau régional Cœur des Laurentides” :
    -Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays in St-Sauveur and on Wednesdays and Fridays in St-Jérôme
    -Qi Gong Mondays in Saint-Sauveur
    -Boxe adaptée and Neuro équilibre, Tuesdays in St-Jérôme
    -The group accompaniment and exercises on Thursdays in St-JérômeIf events or meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you.

 

  • Self-organized group in the Joliette region 
    All group activities are cancelled.
    If events or meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you.

 

  • Self-organized group in Côte Nord
    All group activities are cancelled.
    If events or meetings are held at a distance, a member of your regional office will contact you.

For questions about our services or events, our info service…

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