Online Parkinson's Resources

Online Parkinson’s Resources

We’ve had an informative 2 weeks on the blog discussing Parkinson’s disease (at least I hope it’s been informative!).  To wrap up the week, I’d love to share some online resources that my colleagues, my clients, and I have found valuable.

I really like this video explanation of the basic brain science of Parkinson’s.

 

www.yogadopa.com Our colleague Kate Roland, PhD runs this fabulous website. If you’ve missed it, check out our interview with Kate (here, here, and here).  Kate’s blog is a wealth of information about yoga for Parkinson’s in particular, but also lots of other valuable news and research.  Here’s Kate’s take on Warrior 3, a yoga pose that is beneficial for balance and strength.  She gives modifications for all ability levels and specific cues helpful for those folks with Parkinson’s.

ParkinGo is a wellness society based in Greater Victoria for people with Parkinson’s. They run exercise classes including Kate’s upcoming yoga series starting in September.

Headway is the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre.  This organization offers group meetings, lectures and weekly exercise classes for those with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson Society Canada is a wonderful all-around source of reliable information for people with Parkinson’s, their loved ones and caregivers, and health professionals.  Check out their page on Physical Activity in particular.

Michael J. Fox Foundation is a well-known resource for those with Parkinson’s.  They keep a very up-to-date blog with the latest in research.

We hope you’ve found the info from the past 2 weeks on Parkinson’s disease helpful.  Please let us know in the comments, and feel free to share your favourite Parkinson’s links!