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Dance classes with Tango Libre

7 October 2019

In collaboration with Parkinson Québec, the Tango Libre dance company is about to start a new session adapted for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Classes will be held every Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, from October 27 at Tango Libre’s studio located at 1650 Marie-Anne Street in Montreal.

Enjoy a preferential rate for the 6 sessions!

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at info@tangolibre.qc.ca

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New reimbursable treatment for “off” periods

30 August 2019

Just before the summer, the Minister of Health and Social Services listed Movapo (apomorphine hydrochloride) on the RAMQ’s list of drugs. This means that a new reimbursable drug is now available in the therapeutic arsenal of neurologists.

This new adjunctive drug is intended to treat the off-cycle of patients who are already receiving optimized dopamine therapy.

In order to access this new treatment, you must consult a specialized neurologist. If the doctor considers this treatment is relevant to you, he or she will return you to his or her clinic for a one-day test period to determine the optimal dose to resolve your “off” periods.

To be reimbursed, your neurologist will have to fill out a form and send it to the RAMQ so that you will only have to pay the monthly deductible, unless you have already reached the maximum that is $93 per month.

Please do not make any changes to your treatment regimen without first discussing with a health care professional. Remember that your doctor or pharmacist can always help you manage your medication.

Parkinson Québec ensures that the best therapeutic options are available for Quebecers with Parkinson’s disease. If you have any questions about this product or other issues affecting the Parkinson community, contact Parkinson Québec by phone at 1-800-720-1307 or by email at info@parkinsonquebec.ca

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In september, we walk for the cause!

We walk to support those affected by Parkinson’s and to raise awareness around the cause. Throughout the month of September various Parkinson’s Journeys will be held across Quebec. This is the largest fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Quebec. There is still time to register or donate to your region!

You want to participate? You can join Parkinson’s Journey in 3 different ways: as a individual participant, as a team captain or by joining an already existing team.

Each region offers a wonderful day filled with a variety of activities for the whole family! Come walk or run with us, dance or participate in an adapted circuit. Click here to see the full list of participating regions and the details for each event.

You cannot be there? Donate directly to a participant or the Parkinson’s Journey in your area!

Go to parkinsonsjourney.ca and together let’s empower those affected by Parkinson’s in Quebec.

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Défi Vélo 2019: 231 343$ for the 9th Edition!

The 9th edition of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec was held on Saturday August 24th. A total of 194 cyclists took part in the various tours (40, 60, 90 and 150 KM) in the Laval and Basses-Laurentides regions. Thanks to the joint effort, an amount of $231,343 was raised.

We would like to thank each participant, each volunteer and our valued sponsors, including the Jean Coutu Group and Pro Doc, official presenters of the event for this great success.

See you next year for the 10th anniversary!

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Pesticides: Parkinson Québec invited to present his thesis to the Parliamentary Committee that evaluates the impact of pesticides on health and environment.

Support our work with the government by filling the survey and join our list of persons and partners willing to get involved locally and make the government take action.

In september, Parkinson Québec will present the results of the thesis ” Parkinson and Pesticides. An established causality. Measures to protect all citizens ” to the Parliamentary Committee which evaluate the impact of pesticides on health and the environment.

By synthesizing all the epidemiological and toxicological literature, Parkinson Québec may conclude that the Québec government has now enough evidences to intervene immediately in the following areas:

– Compensation for agricultural professionals reached by the Parkinson’s disease

– Protection of citizens

– Support for the transformation of agriculture

– Raising awareness among the general public and health professionals.

The previous government had already recognized the possible association between Parkinson’s disease and pesticide exposure. Let us help the government to take the right steps and protect future generations from Parkinson’s and assist those who are already affected.

We remind you that your help is important and that any action on your part can make a difference:

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