Monty & Yolande Schnieder

Monty and Yolande came to Parkinson Association of Alberta shortly after learning of Monty’s Parkinson disease diagnosis. They shared with us the impact our programs and support have made in moving forward with hope.

Their story

Our neurologist suggested we contact PAA for support and information after confirming Monty’s diagnosis just over a year ago.

Eager to learn more about the world we had been catapulted into, we phoned and Emma offered to meet with us. Being shell-shocked, we happily accepted her offer to meet at our house.

The next day she showed up armed with information, including the quarterly Program Calendar that lists all the info workshops, webinars and exercise programs available. 

Monty immediately signed up for boxing with Alex.  He eventually also started PWR!Moves with Justin.  Both classes have helped him tremendously to keep the symptoms at bay. We also joined a monthly support group, which we both attend, and I joined a caregiver group.

These care groups reinforce the feeling that we are not alone in dealing with PD. They offer us the opportunity to share information that might not be readily available. For example, Monty shared a link to the excellent voice strengthening workshop he does every day and there has been a lot of discussion on the use of melatonin to help with sleep.

Emma is always there to provide clarification or a source for extra information.  We’ve also attended several seminars and workshops that are helping to educate and deal us on this disease.

Quite frankly, we really don’t know where we would be without them.

Quite frankly, we really don’t know where we would be without them.

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