UAlberta Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program

UAlberta Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program A PF centre of excellence, we have been providing care for patients with Parkinson and movement disorders since first established in 1990.

Our mission is to provide expert medical care and maintain a cutting edge research program in movement disorders.

Parkinson’s and Bowel Health: What do you do when you can’t poo? Constipation is a frequently reported symptom of Parkin...
11/10/2022

Parkinson’s and Bowel Health: What do you do when you can’t poo? Constipation is a frequently reported symptom of Parkinson’s but we often get stuck not talking about it.

Register for our program’s first education session of 2023 here: https://forms.gle/L6zoBKiAoZA6yZop9

A research team at the University of Alberta is looking for research participants. If you are interested or have any inq...
10/31/2022

A research team at the University of Alberta is looking for research participants. If you are interested or have any inquiries about participating, please phone the number listed in the post.

Please note that comments are turned off to protect confidentiality about medical history. Any inquiries sent to this account will not be answered, as it is not affiliated with this research group.

A research team at the University of Alberta is looking for research participants. If you are interested or have any inq...
08/25/2022

A research team at the University of Alberta is looking for research participants. If you are interested or have any inquiries about participating, please phone the number listed in the post. Please note that comments are turned off to protect confidentiality about medical history. Any inquiries sent to this account will not be answered, as it is not affiliated with this research group.

Register for the Expert Briefing with Parkinson's Foundation: PD & Medication - What's New! https://secure3.convio.net/p...
10/05/2021

Register for the Expert Briefing with Parkinson's Foundation: PD & Medication - What's New! https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Calendar?id=107850&view=RSVP&_ga=2.144813111.2027748497.1633451936-1425128095.1633451936

More info-
https://www.parkinson.org/events/2021/expert-briefing/PD-Meds
PD & Medications: What’s New?

October 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET
There are many medications to help improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. However, people often respond to medications differently. What works for one may not necessarily work for another. Learn about the advances in Parkinson’s treatments for motor and non-motor symptoms and where we are on the path to precision medicine.

We make life better for people with Parkinson's through expert care and research. Everything we do helps people enjoy life with friends, families, children and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59jxADndx8Join Dr. Miyasaki whose work focuses on what contributes to quality of life f...
10/05/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59jxADndx8
Join Dr. Miyasaki whose work focuses on what contributes to quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and how care partners can also find acceptance when facing a chronic illness in the family. Please see her Youtube interview with neurologist Indu Subramanian, MD to learn more about coping with mental health issues, non-motor symptoms, and all the many things that go into thriving when living with PD.
Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance

Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN is Director, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program and Co-Director, the Neuropalliative and Advanced Symptoms Clinic ...

Deep Brain Stimulation: Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?Register for the Michael J. Fox webinar on June 17th.https://...
06/05/2021

Deep Brain Stimulation: Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?
Register for the Michael J. Fox webinar on June 17th.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/webinar/deep-brain-stimulation-it-right-me-or-my-loved-one?em_cid=mc-a1b1R000009ZTWv&et_cid=1875878&et_rid=225381686&et_lid=Deep+Brain+Stimulation%3a+Is+It+Right+for+Me+or+My+Loved+One%3f

Our experts will discuss who should consider deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical procedure for Parkinson’s. We’ll cover how the procedure works, what someone may expect after the surgery and the latest advancements in DBS research. Bring your questions for our experts!

A new publication by our group and the stroke experts - do people with Parkinson's disease have more white matter change...
06/03/2021

A new publication by our group and the stroke experts - do people with Parkinson's disease have more white matter changes? The answer is in this meta-analysis.

Congratulations to our own Dr. Kevin Yen for receiving the Parkinson Canada clinical fellowship award! Way to go, Kevin!...
06/03/2021

Congratulations to our own Dr. Kevin Yen for receiving the Parkinson Canada clinical fellowship award! Way to go, Kevin! Welcome to the program.

Dr. Camicioli along with other gait experts use machine learning to study Parkinson's disease.Using multiple, wearable-d...
06/03/2021

Dr. Camicioli along with other gait experts use machine learning to study Parkinson's disease.
Using multiple, wearable-derived features reveals that different measures of gait and mobility are associated with and discriminate distinct stages of PD. These observations can bring new insights into clinical trials design for PD.

Our previous fellow Dr. Surkont and movement disorders fellow to be, Dr. Steve Joza just published their study in locomo...
06/03/2021

Our previous fellow Dr. Surkont and movement disorders fellow to be, Dr. Steve Joza just published their study in locomotion networking in gait impairments in Parkinson's disease.

Join the WPC webinar on "Myths and Facts of Levodopa". Join this webinar to understand levodopa, the gold standard drug ...
05/11/2021

Join the WPC webinar on "Myths and Facts of Levodopa".
Join this webinar to understand levodopa, the gold standard drug for people with Parkinson's. Levodopa has been around for more than 60 years, but there is still some confusion about levodopa. Join this webinar to get your questions answered about levodopa once and for all.
https://event.netbriefings.com/event/wpc/Live/levodopa0521/register.html

Only 13 days from the very first virtual WPC meeting. https://www.worldpdcoalition.org/page/WPCVirtualSessions will cove...
05/04/2021

Only 13 days from the very first virtual WPC meeting. https://www.worldpdcoalition.org/page/WPCVirtual
Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, from basic science, clinical science, treatment options and living well with Parkinson’s. Nearly 50 hours of talks and live Q&A sessions will be delivered by 81 presenters from nearly 30 countries. Register today so you are ready to binge watch sessions on May 17! View program and register.

Our own Dr. Miyasaki and Dr. Suchowersky will talk on early Parkinson's and how palliative care can offer to patients.

The WPC Virtual: Advancing Science, Care, & Living with Parkinson’s online congress will take scientific updates and connectivity to a new level. We are thrilled to announce this first ever virtual Congress from the WPC that will rival the quality and content of what we offer in person. While in-p...

Join the Youtube channel of Parkinson Foundation. A lot of helpful information from experts and patients. https://www.yo...
04/18/2021

Join the Youtube channel of Parkinson Foundation. A lot of helpful information from experts and patients. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYwe6WjTuyLWkYjLH_MQPA/featured

We make life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. Everything we do helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, famil...

04/18/2021

Alberta Health Services provide excellent resources during this hard time for all of us, as the pandemic has been more than a year. See the following for tips "coping at home".
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/ppih/if-ppih-covid-19-coping-at-home-for-families.pdf

04/05/2021

Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease, look at the info sheet from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders.
https://www.movementdisorders.org/MDS-Files1/Education/Patient-Education/Exercise-for-Parkinsons-Disease/PatientLeaflet-Exercise2017.pdf

MJFF is one of the great resources on Parkinson's disease. During the pandemic, please go through these informative arti...
04/03/2021

MJFF is one of the great resources on Parkinson's disease. During the pandemic, please go through these informative articles about COVID-19.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/ask-md-answering-your-questions-about-covid-19

Movement Disorder Specialist and Vice President of Medical Communications, Rachel Dolhun, MD offers insights and practical tips on topics related to coronavirus and Parkinson's disease.

http://parkinsonassociation.ca/covid-19-and-vaccination-faqWe have lived with COVID19 pandemic for over a year. Many que...
03/28/2021

http://parkinsonassociation.ca/covid-19-and-vaccination-faq
We have lived with COVID19 pandemic for over a year. Many questions are raised by our patients and families regarding the vaccine.
A bit more information won't hurt 😃 . Please see Parkinson Association Alberta's most recent update on the topic.

COVID-19 Vaccines are safe, effective and save lives – they will also help us return to more “normal” day-to-day lives; which includes in-person programming. Today we answer the COVID-19 and vaccination questions you have been asking us!

April is Parkinson awareness month. Let's take the opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to manage the dis...
03/28/2021

April is Parkinson awareness month. Let's take the opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to manage the disease.

We are sharing the link from Parkinson's Foundation. Go ahead test your knowledge.

https://www.parkinson.org/multimedia/know-more-pd-quiz/

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. The Parkinson's Foundation challenges you to test your PD knowledge and spread the word.

Spring is here! Enjoy better weather and more sunshine. Share this wonderful article with whoever you feel fit.https://d...
03/20/2021

Spring is here! Enjoy better weather and more sunshine. Share this wonderful article with whoever you feel fit.
https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/sunlight-and-parkinsons/

The human body was built to work in partnership with the sun. Its light can transform our moods, focus, sleep, energy levels, immune systems, bone density, and mental health. As a result, spending time in the sun can be particularly beneficial to people living with Parkinson's who experience sy

Eligibility has now been extended to include Albertans with certain underlying health conditions/chronic disease in Phas...
03/17/2021

Eligibility has now been extended to include Albertans with certain underlying health conditions/chronic disease in Phase 2B of the COVID-19 vaccine program.

Learn more and book your appointment if eligible at https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine

Check out these excellent virtual events from Parkinson's Foundation. For this coming week, joint the Mindfulness Monday...
03/07/2021

Check out these excellent virtual events from Parkinson's Foundation. For this coming week, joint the Mindfulness Monday, Expert Briefing for nonmotor symptoms on Tuesday and other very informative workshops.
https://www.parkinson.org/get-involved/events

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

Parkinson Foundation fitness class. Easy Movin’ It Exercise Class. Any movements are good. You can follow the video and ...
03/02/2021

Parkinson Foundation fitness class.
Easy Movin’ It Exercise Class. Any movements are good. You can follow the video and do these exercise.
https://vimeo.com/496059495

This is "Fitness Friday's - Total HealthWorks Easy Movin'It" by Total HealthWorks on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

Parkinson’s & the COVID-19 Vaccine.No doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone over the past year. It is p...
02/27/2021

Parkinson’s & the COVID-19 Vaccine.
No doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone over the past year. It is particularly hard for people with chronic disease. As vaccine is rolling out, there are many questions about Parkinson's and the vaccine. Get more information from the following video by Dr. Michael Okun.
https://www.parkinson.org/blog/covid-vaccine

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

Nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be quite disabling. Please see this very informative WPC blog on nonmotor s...
02/27/2021

Nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be quite disabling. Please see this very informative WPC blog on nonmotor symptoms by Dr. Miyaski. She has spoken at past World Parkinson Congresses and will be speaking on Palliative Care and Parkinson’s in May at the WPC Virtual Congress.
https://www.worldpdcongress.org/home/2021/2/25/nonmotor-symptoms-treatment

by Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC

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