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Study on exercise and brain functions : looking for participants

3 July 2015

Centre de recherche of Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal is looking for participants for its research on exercise and brain functions.

Required profile :

  • People between 50 and 75 years old
  • Right-handed
  • Non smoking
  • With a lifestyle that is not very active
  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

You must be willing to participate in a 12 weeks program measuring the effect of physical activity on the brain, functional capacities and quality of life.

For more information, click here!

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Two administrators of Parkinson Bas-Saint-Laurent have been honored

22 June 2015

Parkinson Quebec is proud to announce that two administrators of Parkinson Bas-Saint-Laurent have been honored recently.

In fact, sirs Bernard Côté and Jacques Lemieux received honorific awards in their own cities.

The outgoing chair of the Société Parkinson du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Bernard Côté, from Mont-Joli, was awarded the Prix J.-Adalbert-Landry 2015. The award, which has been given out by the Mont-Joli Rotary Club for 29 years, was presented by outgoing president Jean Bélanger on Thursday in front of 60 people gathered in the André-Boutin hall.

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Prix Club Rotary Bernard Côté…

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Tango dancing could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

5 June 2015

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.

To read the entire article of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

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A New Address for Parkinson Quebec

On 15 June, Parkinson Quebec will have a new address. We are moving on the 4th floor of the same building to be able to welcome you better and to continue our services. Note that our email and our phone system will be out of order on 15 and 16 June. Calls will be routed to a cell phone and you can always contact us on Facebook.

New address

550  Sherbrooke West St., West Tour, office 471
Montréal, Qc, H3A 1B9

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The Wine and cheese event of Parkinson Bas-Saint-Laurent : a success!

21 May 2015

The 10th edition of the Wine and chesse event of Parkinson Bas-Saint-Laurent was a success again this year. Under the honorary presidency of Gérald Pelletier, from Transport Gérald Pelletier Ltée de L’Isle-Verte, they raised $10, 000.

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