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Brain surgery of a patient with Parkinson’s broadcast live on television

14 October 2015

On Oct. 25, National Geographic Channel plans to air the first live brain surgery of a patient with Parkinson’s. The patient will be fully awake throughout the proceedings.

The surgeons will install electrodes in the subthalamic nucleus of the brain. The operation will take place at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The procedure will be captured with two handheld cameras and several robotic cameras in the doctors’ surgical equipment.

The subthalamic (or deep brain) stimulation helps to control not only the tremors and dyskinesias, but also rigidity, posture and gait disorders.

The surgery will be shown for two hours in a special called…

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Participants needed for a study on aging and cognition

9 October 2015

Bruyère Research Institute is looking for people with Parkinson’s disease for a study. This research focuses on the link between measures of brain excitability and performance in tests measuring thinking functions and memory, using a non invasive magnetic stimulation technique.

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Results of the 5th edition of Défi Vélo Parkinson

5 October 2015

Parkinson Québec is proud to announce that we have exceeded our goals for this fifth edition! Indeed, with a record participation of more than 50 cyclists, an amount of $53 000 has been raised during the Défi Vélo Parkinson on August 29!

We are very happy with the success of this fifth edition and would like to thank:

  • Gold tulip sponsors : ProDoc and Jeau Coutu Laval-Ouest
  • Silver tulip sponsors : National Bank, IGA Quintal, Saint-Jude Espace Tonus, Golf Islesmere;
  • Bronze tulip sponsors : Résidences Sunrise, Barres Cliff, Résidences Symphonie, Minelli Bike;
  • Volunteer trainers : Guillaume Allard and Alexandra Nadeau;
  • Organizing committee of Défi Vélo…

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New regional office on the south shore of Montreal!

We are happy to announce the opening of a new regional office on the south shore of Montreal.

Members of the Société Parkinson de la Montérégie have voted, on August 17, for the dissolution of the corporation to favour a form of association that will allow more help coming from Parkinson Québec and to continue to offer services for persons living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in this region.

A committee composed of at least 3 persons will organize activities and manage their budget, while being the representative of Parkinson Québec on the south shore of Montreal territory. The regional…

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General public presentation on Parkinson’s disease in Quebec city

On October 28, at 6:30 pm, Quebec’s CHU will offer series of lectures for the general public on Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Calon, professor at the Pharmacy faculty and researcher at the CHU of Québec, will start by presenting an overview of current knowledge on Parkinson’s disease and on treatments available in pharmacies.

Dr Léo Cantin, neurosurgeon at Enfant-Jésus Hospital, will talk about deep brain stimulation, an approach that helps lessen certain motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. He will present, amongst other things, the pros and cons of this technique, but also its limits.

Finally, Dr Cicchetti, professor at the faculty of…

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