April is Parkinson’s awareness month.
For many thousands of Quebecers, April is rhyme with Parkinson’s Awareness Month. In Quebec, more than 25,000 people live with Parkinson’s disease and with caregivers, more than 100,000 people are affected. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease.
In 2018, we still strongly believe that the entourage is essential in the accompaniment to Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, we want to strengthen the provision of information and tools for caregivers through, especially the Support Movement: virtual classes. Funded by National Support, virtual classes aim to specifically equip caregivers to give them the power to act to better intervene and react to the needs of the people they support.
As part of Awareness Month, we invite you to discover our brand new “Let’s join forces” video, which highlights Parkinson Québec’s support. People living with Parkinson’s disease face daily challenges. The Cycling Challenge, through exercise practice, gives them confidence to be stronger.
To discover the video “Let’s join forces”, click here!