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Parkinson's Strikes All Ages

My Battle with Parkinson’s By Ryan, age 32, NB It is 4:30 in the morning and I can’t sleep. Tonight is worse than usual. Most nights I can piece together probably four to six hours of actual sleep in between moments of discomfort. During these times, I have to get up to walk around to… Continue Reading

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects coordination of movement in sufferers. The condition results from a loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. The reason behind the cell death is still unclear. Parkinson’s affects over 100,000 Canadians, in the Maritimes there are nearly 9,000 (this number is expected to increase significantly over… Continue Reading