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A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy
A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a brain disease similar to Parkinson’s disease in its outward appearance but to Alzheimer’s disease under the microscope. It has no known effective treatment or cure. PSP affects brain cells that control walking, balance, mobility, ...

Posted: October 16, 2013|Current Print Issue, Diseases, Neurology|0 comments

Exercise in Parkinson’s
Exercise in Parkinson’s

Nora Lea Arcand attends a professionally-led exercise class for people with Parkinson’s twice a week at a recreation centre in her Sudbury, Ontario community. “If I didn’t exercise, I wouldn’t move. I mean that seriously,” says Arcand. “After 20 years ...

Posted: May 14, 2012|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease
Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease

A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a brief hospital stay for a kidney ailment in December 2009. “My tremors were uncontrollable,” says Collis. ...

Posted: September 1, 2011|Neurology, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

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