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Life with Parkinson’s

How Parkinson Association of Alberta can help

We recognize that every person is unique and so is the treatment of PD. We provide support, services, and programs for all people with Parkinson disease and their families. These supports and services include one-on-one/family support counselling, support groups, information and resources, education sessions, assistance in identifying and locating community and government resources, and much more.

To find out more please email us at info@parkinsonassociation.ca or call us toll-free at 1-800-561-1911.

Life with Parkinson’s is going to look different for everyone, and how it looks for you will likely change over time. We know there are lots of changes happening to your body and you likely will not understand many of them, or know how to manage. This page will hopefully provide you with some insight and tips to manage some of the more common PD symptoms. We understand that it is frustrating to have a body that won’t cooperate. It’s important to remember to be patient with yourself – learning to manage your PD is a marathon, not a sprint.

Parkinson Association of Alberta is pleased to offer free downloadable PD resources and information on a variety of topics (from facts to non-motor symptoms to day-to-day life with PD) that will answer questions unique to the management of your own health and well-being. As always, be sure to speak to your physician about your PD.

When you and/or your loved one first learn that you have a progressive chronic illness, like Parkinson disease or a Parkinson’s Plus Syndrome, it is normal and natural to associate the diagnosis with a loss, and experience grief.  And, as Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, these losses continue to occur (directly and indirectly) from the ongoing decline of functioning ability (both physically, cognitively, and emotionally).