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  • Additional Resources – Parkinson Canada
    Us About Parkinsons What is Parkinson s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Additional Resources Explore the links below for more information on Parkinson s and Parkinson s resources available across the country Resource Documents Living With Parkinson s publication from Parkinson s UK Awareness Month Resources from PSMR Palliative Care in Parkinson s Ibuprofen Research Sinemet Medication Changes Parkinson s and Nutrition The Tried The True The Cutting Edge Eat Well Stay Well E Book PDF Format Group Meeting Resources River Valley Speaker Information Regional Partners Parkinson Society British Columbia Parkinson Society Manitoba Parkinson Society Central and Northern Ontario Parkinson Society Southerwestern Ontario Parkinson Society Ottawa Parkinson Society Quebec Parkinson Society Canada Links Public Health Agency of Canada Parkinson SuperWalk Maritime Movement Disorders Group Neurological Health Charities Canada Atlantic Mobility Action Project Hospice Society of Greater Halifax Point Pleasant Lodge Nutrition You Can Live With Kathrynne Holden RD Ask

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  • Research highlights – Parkinson Canada
    Parkinson s We set a goal annually to raise research funds Contributions to this fund may be made through our Donations section on this site or by contacting our office directly Current Research Projects currently being funded under the National Research Program may be found on the Parkinson Society Canada website www parkinson ca Research is taking place all over the world as scientists hope to find clues that will lead to discovering a cause and cure for Parkinson s In the Maritimes the Brain Repair Centre undertakes leading edge research www brainrepair ca Canadian Michael J Fox established the Michael J Fox Foundation based in New York upon his diagnosis The Foundation s goal is to find a cure and its website provides up to date information on numerous worldwide research initiatives www michaeljfox org It is important to remember that research is often a slow process taking many years to make advancements We remain hopeful and optimistic that researchers will make enormous strides in the next few years Some of the most important projects underway include Biomakers II Michael J Fox Foundation is providing a grant for a two year research program designed to accelerate the development and validation of a biomarker of Parkinson s disease A biomarker would help physicians accurately identify individuals at risk for Parkinson s disease serve as an indicator for the onset of neurodegeneration and the onset of clinical disease and would enable physicians to track disease progression Read more www michaeljfox org Genetic Determinants of Early Onset Parkinson Disease Vincenzo Bonifati M D Ph D Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam The Netherlands Source National Parkinson Foundation www parkinson org The Role of Neural Stem Cells in the Repair of Parkinsonian Lesions Steven C Pruitt Ph D Health Research Inc Buffalo NY source National

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  • Volunteer for Research – Parkinson Canada
    on a computer but the exercises will differ in certain ways After 5 weeks the exercises will be switched between groups The groups will be compared at different time points over the course of the study to see if either type of exercise is better Altogether you will be asked to be in this study for about 6 months Can I participate For this study to be right for you all of the following must apply Most of your symptoms are on one side of your body You ve noticed changes in your thinking and memory Your medications haven t been changed recently You don t have other problems that affect your mood How do I get more information For more information please contact Janet Green Research Coordinator Telephone 902 494 4033 E mail Janet Green dal ca Predict Parkinson s What is the purpose of our study Parkinson s most recognizable features are tremors and difficulty moving but people with Parkinson s also have a reduced sense of smell By the time Parkinson s is diagnosed a large number of nerve cells have already been damaged or lost The goal of Predict Parkinson s is to research how we can identify or Predict Parkinson s earlier before a lot of damage has been done Figuring out how to Predict Parkinson s could lead to better treatment options or even preventing Parkinson s How is the study being done There are four parts to the study smell testing sleep assessment and activity monitoring MRI scanning and cognitive ability testing The groups involved will be people with Parkinson s Alzheimer s REM BD and people with close relatives who have been diagnosed with Parkinson s The study will be performed through a combination of at home and in lab sessions Altogether

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  • National Research Program – Parkinson Canada
    Reports Contact Us About Parkinsons What is Parkinson s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar National Research Program About the National Research Program Leading the way in Parkinson s research Research holds the key to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson s disease Scientific excellence and the courage to test new ideas are vital in the global search for better treatments and a cure for the disease Since 1981 Parkinson Society Canada s National Research Program has invested more than 24 million in funding for High quality innovative Canadian research by established and promising investigators Discovery stage research where investigators test new theories and pursue promising new leads Researchers at the beginning of their careers in order to foster the next generation of Parkinson s scientists Novel research to build greater capacity promote creativity and engage more researchers More than 450 awards fellowships and grants that teach us more about diagnosing

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  • How to get Involved – Parkinson Canada
    Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar How to get Involved Contributing their time and talent in areas that most interest them the Parkinson Canada has hundreds of volunteers across the Maritime Provinces Individuals assist with special events and fundraisers and in planning workshops conferences monthly meetings and promotional events To assist during peak periods we look for volunteers over the months of July August and September to help out with Parkinson SuperWalk held in various locations across the Maritimes at the beginning of September We also need several volunteers to help plan our annual conference held each April We welcome you to join us in providing services throughout the Maritimes and raising funds and awareness in support of our efforts If you are interested in upcoming volunteer opportunities please give us a call at 1 800 663 2468 Or you can complete the volunteer application form Upon completion forms can be faxed to 902 422 3797 or mailed to Parkinson Canada 7071 Bayers Rd

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  • Make a Donation – Parkinson Canada
    Make a Donation Your financial gift means support for people living with Parkinson s family members and caregivers There are a number of ways to make a donation to the Parkinson Canada A Secure Online Payment Thank you for choosing to make a donation to Parkinson Canada Since 1965 Parkinson Canada has funded research education support services and advocacy efforts on behalf Canadians affected by Parkinson s disease Please choose your giving option below Donate Now Make a simple one time donation Monthly Make a recurring donation every month In Memory Remember a loved one with a gift In Celebration Honour a special person or occasion You can also make a donation by printing and mailing a donation form or by calling 1 800 565 3000 B Fax You can make a donation by fax by printing and completing the Donation Form and faxing it to the Parkinson Society Maritime Region at 1 902 422 3797 Click Below to download a PDF donation FAX form CREDIT CARD DONATION FORM AUTOMATIC BANK ACCOUNT WITHDRAWL FORM C Mail You can make a donation by cheque or money order payable to Parkinson Canada Parkinson Canada 150 7071 Bayers Rd Halifax Nova Scotia B3L 2C2 D Memorials Give a thoughtful and caring gift in someone s memory Please provide us with the name of the person who has died and the address of the family member or friend We will send a memorial letter on your behalf for the donation made in memory of the loved one Please note Unless you specify otherwise we will release your name and address to the family member or friend if they request this information from us E Holiday Donations Special Occasions The Society welcomes gifts to celebrate the holidays birthdays weddings and other special occasions We will

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  • The Power of Ten – Parkinson Canada
    How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar The Power of Ten Introducing the Power of 10 A monthly giving program where a small contribution can truly make a big difference Every gift makes a difference Your donation to Parkinson Canada contributes directly to our efforts for creating positive change in the lives of those living with Parkinson s Why choose monthly giving Monthly giving is especially valuable to our programs and services Your monthly gift helps fund programs year round so that we can make long term commitments to provide service and support to those who need it when they need it It also reduces administration costs and will decrease the number of mailings you receive It is a convenient way to make smaller monthly contributions which lead to a more impactful annual gift How do I make a monthly contribution Either through your bank account we just need a void cheque to set this up or on your credit card If you are a PSMR staff member you can also give by payroll deduction When do I receive a receipt You will receive a single tax receipt for all your annual donations

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  • Event Calendar – Parkinson Canada
    Calendar About Us Our Mission and Vision Staff Advisory Council Annual Reports Contact Us About Parkinsons What is Parkinson s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The

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