Parkinsons Disease

The Remarkable Way Dance Can Help People With Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Living

“You realize at the end that you’ve moved without really thinking about it."

Why Is It Taking So Long To Find A Cure For Parkinson's Disease?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 04.22.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

Even though research in the Parkinson's disease field continues to progress, there is still no cure for this disease that affects an estimated seven million to 10 million people worldwide. Still, progress is being made as we are beginning to understand the complexity of this disease.

Are You At Risk For Parkinson's Disease?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

April is Parkinson's disease awareness month, a time to learn about this illness and to be aware of the estimated seven to ten million people that wake up everyday to face the challenges of this incurable, progressive illness. And these challenges include motor symptoms like tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and loss of balance.

Study Suggests This Type Of Therapy Is No Help For Parkinson's Patients

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living

Parkinson's disease affects about seven million people across the world.

This Woman Can Smell Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living

Her ability could have a big impact on many people's lives.

What You May Not Know About Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. April is Parkinson's awareness month, a time for raising public understanding about a disease that affects one in 100 people over the age of 65, translating to millions worldwide who are currently facing the daily challenges this illness brings.

Does Cancer or MS Trump Mental Illness?

Sandra Charron | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Health is health. One disease does not trump another. But support goes a long way in raising spirits and causing one to feel less alone; less isolated. Depression is a state which has for its purpose to gnaw away at your mind bit by bit, until you have given up completely. And when that happens, the outcome is the same for someone battling from depression as someone fighting cancer.

This Is Your Body When You Have Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living

Following the tragic loss of actor Robin Williams on Monday, his wife released a statement that her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's dis...

I Was Pregnant When I Learned I Had Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

Along with my growing belly and the morning sickness, there also was a new tremor in my right pinkie finger, a symptom that as a physician myself, I knew was not part of normal pregnancy. And before I could even welcome my new daughter into this world, I was burdened by a different unwelcome companion; a diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Parenting is a challenge in and of itself and to do it well is even more difficult. Add into the mix dealing with a chronic disease and the hurdles are magnified.

How My Life With Parkinson's Could Be More Manageable

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

As the morning sun pours into my bedroom, I slowly swing my legs over the side of the bed but the pain in my cramped feet make it nearly impossible to navigate to the bathroom. Like myself, many people with chronic illness awaken every morning to face a day full of challenges. What the millions of us affected with a chronic, disabling disease need is quite simple yet unbelievably complicated -- better treatments and ultimately, a cure. We often think of the search for these elusive endpoints as being far removed from us when in fact, we need to be an integral part of the process. The answers are essentially, in all of us.

Why I Skip Breakfast to Maintain my Weight

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

It may come as a shock to you, but I always skip breakfast. Instead of rushing to prepare a large breakfast every morning, I practice intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting consists of fasting for a minimum of 16 hours per day. It is a simple dietary approach to achieve longevity, better health, and fitness performance.

What Could I Have Done to Avoid Parkinson's?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Dr. Soania-Mathur

More than 15 years ago, at the start of my medical career and expecting my first child, the neurologist confirmed what the first clinician had suspected -- the tremor I had been experiencing over the preceding year was Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Genetics seemed to have loaded the gun, but what exactly pulled the trigger?

Ask Elizabeth: How Do I Care for my Dad with Parkinson's?

Natalie Strouth | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

"How do I care for my dad as his physical health deteriorates? His Parkinson's is advancing and he needs more and more help. I feel unprepared and anxious, but I want to be able to care for him as long as possible."

Parenting With Parkinson's Disease

masalamommas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Living

When Soania Mathur found out she had Parkinson's Disease, she was carrying her first child and just 27 years old. Now a mother of three daughters, aged 12, 10 and six, she says her biggest challenge back then was trying to find ways to help her children understand her diagnosis and making sure they were never afraid.

New Developments in Gene Treatment Allow Kids To Smile Again

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have used the power of genomics to identify the cause of a rare Parkinson's-like disease in children of one extended fa...

What the Cha-Cha Can do for Your Health

Lily Sarafan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living
Lily Sarafan

In addition to its physical benefits, dancing also promotes psychological and mental well-being. The benefits of dancing are most evident in studies investigating its impact on various conditions including Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's and dementia, all prominent diseases in the senior population.

The Link Between Meth And Parkinson's

CP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Canadian scientists say there's a link between the abuse of methamphetamines and the development of Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the...

Medical Researchers Get $2.9-Million Boost

CP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Dozens of Canadian researchers at nine different universities will share $2.9 million in funding for the study of pr...