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In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Parkinson Society BC has been taking proactive measures to manage the potential for transmission. As such, we have made the decision to close our office. Staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will continue to offer programs and services in alternate formats.

Online resources to support you during the outbreak are available here.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit this PSBC web page. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@parkinson.bc.ca. We thank you for your patience during this time.

Index of Resources


Advancing Stages
  • Progression of PD [pamphlet]
  • Palliative Care for Parkinson's [view video
  • Advanced Parkinson's [helpsheet]
  • Advanced Symptoms | Dr. Martin McKeown [view video]
  • Advanced Stages: Cognitive Changes and Palliative Care | Dr. Keiran Tuck [view slides]

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Awareness

Posters

Videos

Read more about our Parkinson's Awareness Month campaign, This is Parkinson's Disease

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Caregiving and Family
  • A Comprehensive Guide for Parkinson's Caregivers [booklet]
  • A Family Affair: Talking to Children about PD [helpsheet]
  • Asking for and Accepting Your Own Support [read more]
  • Caring for Someone with Parkinson's [brochure]
  • Caring in the Family [helpsheet]
  • Carepartner Connect – Maintaining sexual intimacy [view video]
  • Carepartner Connect – Managing Health Care Transitions [view video]
  • Carepartner Connect – Journeying Through Grief and Loss [view video]
  • Caregiver Webinar Series 2020
  • Grieving and Loss [helpsheet]
  • Never Giving Up | Kelly Jablonski [view video]
  • Self-Care for Parkinson's Caregivers – Part 1 [view video]
  • Self-Care for Parkinson's Caregivers – Part 2 [view video]
  • Talking about Abuse [helpsheet]
  • Time Out for Carepartners
  • What is Parkinson's Disease: Information for Teens about PD [helpsheet]

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Daily Living

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Legal Series

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Mental & Cognitive Health

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Motor Symptoms

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Newly Diagnosed
  • Adjusting to a New Diagnosis | Courtney Doherty, RCC [view video]
  • New Diagnosis Day – November 2015 [videos]
  • Our Experience with Parkinson's [view video]
  • Parkinson's Disease: An Introductory Guide [booklet]
  • Parkinson Disease Frequently Asked Questions | Dr. Jonathan Squires [view video] [view slides]
  • Understanding and Moving Forward [booklet]
  • What is Parkinson's Disease? [brochure]
  • What is Parkinson's Disease? | Dr. Daryl Wile, FRCPC [view video]
  • You Are Not Alone [brochure]

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Non-motor Symptoms

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Self-Management
  • Aware in Care: Contents of Kits [helpsheet]
  • Comprehensive Care Plan Checklist (for tracking symptoms) [helpsheet]
  • Preparing for a Medical Appointment [helpsheet]
  • Radboud Oral Motor Inventory for Parkinson's Disease [helpsheet]
  • Talking to Your Healthcare Professionals [helpsheet]
  • Your Healthcare Team and How to Access it [helpsheet]

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Treatment/Medication

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Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)

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World Parkinson Congress
  • Advocacy is Education: Developing Support for a Provincial Parkinson's Strategy in British Columbia – WPC Abstract Poster [view poster]
  • Communication & Swallow Workshop – WPC Abstract Poster [view poster]
  • This is Parkinson's Disease – WPC Abstract Poster [view poster]
  • World Parkinson Congress 2019 Highlights [view video] [view slides]

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Video & Event Presentations

2020

Moving Forward, Together Conference

  • Speaker presentations
    • The Evolution of Defining and Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease | Dr. Anthony Lang [view video]
    • The Research-Based Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson's | Dr. Matthew Sacheli [view video]
    • Understanding the Development of Parkinson’s Disease and Related Therapies | Dr. Jon Stoessl [view video]
  • Movement Breaks
  • Exhibitors [view resources]

Webinars

Exercise Recordings


 2019

Annual General Meeting

  • Parkinson's Genes Discoveries | Dr. Matthew Farrer [view video]

Moving Forward, Together Conference

Regional Conferences

  • 5 Hot Topics: New and Advancing Therapies | Dr. Daryl Wile [view slides]
  • Sleep and Parkinson's | Dr. Ron Cridland [view slides]
  • Living with Purpose and Resilience - "I Am Not My Disease" | Debra Coffey, RPC [view slides]

World Parkinson Congress

Webinars

Online Exercise Series


 2018

Annual General Meeting

  • Parkinson Disease and PPRC Update | Dr. Martin J. McKeown [view video]

Community Talks

  • Medication Management | Dr. Jonathan Squires, FRCPC [view slides]

Regional Conferences

  • Communication is Connection | Sue Decker, RSLP [view slides]
  • Emergency Planning | Karen Martin [view slides]
  • Autonomic and Cognitive Changes | Nancy Polyhronopoulos [view video]
  • Speech and Swallowing | Jamie Russell [view video]
  • Balance and Falls | Gina Fernandez [view video]

Time Out for Carepartners Workshops

  • Self-Care for Parkinson's Carepartners & Managing Non-Motor Symptoms | Kaitlyn Roland, PhD [view slides]
  • Planning for the Future | Wendy Johnstone [view slides]
  • Three Dimensions of Caregiving | Jolyon Hallows [download pdf]

Webinars


2017 

Moving Forward, Together Conference

  • Speaker presentations [view videos]
    • Genetics and Environment | Dr. Beate Ritz [view video]
    • Apathy and Non-Motor Symptoms | Dr. Benzi Kluger [view video]
    • Autonomic Dysfunction | Dr. Christopher Mathias [view video
    • Advanced Symptoms | Dr. Martin McKeown [view video]
    • Cannabis Research | Dr. Benzi Kluger [view video]
    • Pain in Parkinson's | Dr. Daryl Wile [view video]

Parkinson's Awareness Month

Annual General Meeting

Webinars

  • Impulse Control Disorders and Parkinson's | Dr. Catharine Winstanley [view video]
  • Speech Language Therapy for People with Parkinson's | Barbara Lang, RSLP [view video]
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for People with Parkinson's | Mini Sandhu, RN & Nancy Polyhronopoulos, RN [view video]

Newly Diagnosed Webinar Series [view videos]

  • Week 1 - What is Parkinson's disease | Dr. Wile, FRCPC [download pdf]
  • Week 2 - Adjusting to a Diagnosis | Courtney Doherty, RCC [download pdf]
  • Week 3 - What I Wish I Knew [download pdf]
  • Week 4 - Parkinson's & Exercise | Naomi Casiro [download pdf]

2016

Webinars

  • Carepartner Connect – Maintaining sexual intimacy [view video]
  • Carepartner Connect – Managing Health Care Transitions [view video]
  • Carepartner Connect – Regaining Autonomy [view video]
  • RoadSafetyBC Driving and Parkinson's Webinar [view video]
  • Balance Training Research Webinar [view video]
  • Elder Abuse Webinar [view video]
  • UBC Pharmacists Clinic Webinar [view video]
  • Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) Webinar Series [view videos]

Annual General Meeting

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Parkinson's Disease Management | Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN [view video]

Prince George Regional Conference

  • Parkinson's Disease in 60 Minutes | Dr. Claire Hinnell, FRCPC [download pdf]
  • Sleep in PD | Dr. Claire Hinnell, FRCPC [download pdf]

Nanaimo Regional Conference

  • The Benefits of Mindful Living | Cindy Fisher, MA, RCC [view video]
  • Nutrition and You | Elietha Bocskei, MSc, RD [view video]
  • Parkinson's Overview | Dr. Martin McKeown, FRCPC [view video]
  • The Neurological Effects of Exercise | Matthew Sacheli, PhD [view video]

Victoria Regional Conference [view all videos]

  • Parkinson's Overview | Dr. Silke Cresswell, FRCPC [view video]
  • The Benefits of Mindful Living | Michelle Fraleigh, MBA, MA, CCC, RCC [view video]
  • Sleep and Parkinson's | Dr. Jason Valerio, FRCPC [view video]
  • Food for Thought: Diet & Nutrition in PD | Dr. Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH [view video]

2015
New Diagnosis Day

  • Exercise and Parkinson's | Naomi Casiro [view video]
  • What is Parkinson's Disease? | Dr. Daryl Wile,  FRCPC [view video]
  • Adjusting to a New Diagnosis | Courtney Doherty, RCC [view video]
  • Our Experience with Parkinson's [view video]

2014
Young Onset Conference

Time Out for Caregivers, Burnaby

  • Self-Care for Parkinson's Caregivers – Part 1 [view video]
  • Self-Care for Parkinson's Caregivers – Part 2 [view video]
  • Never Giving Up | Kelly Jablonski [view video]

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