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More than 3,300 people from 64 countries attended the WPC 2013 in Montreal, Canada. They came away with new friendships, knowledge of ongoing scientific and clinical research and studies, and were encouraged to do more and inspired to stay involved.

Participants heard from people like Tim Hague, winner of the Amazing Race Canada (ARC) who conquered the competition to be the first winner of the ARC who happens to live with Parkinson's and they also met many of the young investigators and clinicians who are forging their paths in the Parkinson's field and who are committing themselves for the long haul until we can close the door on Parkinson's once and for all.


Pies for Parkinson's

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The World Parkinson Coalition is hoping to close the door on Parkinson's disease
By Eli Pollard, WPC Executive Director 
September 25, 2014

The recent death of Robin Williams was tragic, but when his widow later disclosed that he was struggling with anxiety, depression, and the early stages of Parkinson's it put a much-needed spotlight on a disease that, unfortunately, is growing more common. Parkinson's is a chronic and progressive neurological disease often recognized for tremors, muscular rigidity, slowness in movement and impaired balance. But most people with PD will tell you that the most challenging symptoms are the ones people cannot see, such as depression, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal complications, pain and fatigue. It's these "non-motor" symptoms that impact the quality of life for patients and their family members...Read more



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