Message from the editor

Welcome to the fall edition of e-Parkinson Post.

In this issue, we explore some of the challenging issues that emerge as Parkinson’s advances:

  • deep brain stimulation, as a surgical option for when Parkinson’s medications become less effective;
  • management of swallowing problems, psychosis and dementia in Parkinson’s;
  • a personal account of caregiving in the later stages of Parkinson’s;
  • advocating for better financial security and caregiver support for individuals and families.

Fresh from the recent World Parkinson Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland, Barbara Snelgrove, Parkinson Society Canada Director of Education and Support Services shares what she learned.

We profile some of the exciting research projects we are currently funding and announce new awards for the national research program.

Our thanks to everyone who helped make Parkinson SuperWalk a huge success across Canada. The national prize winners are listed in this edition.

Your comments, questions, thoughts and ideas for future issues are always welcome. You can send them to

As this is our last issue before the holidays, we wish you all the best of the season.

We invite you to celebrate the season with a special gift. Make your donation now to get your end-of-year tax receipt. Visit, to make a gift to honour or commemorate that special person and show your support for people living with Parkinson’s.

Marjie Zacks

Marjie Zacks

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All material related to Parkinson's disease contained in Parkinson Post is solely for the information of the reader. It should not be used for treatment purposes. Specific articles reflect the opinion of the writer and are not necessarily the opinion of PSC.

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