Parkinson’s Disease Research

 

 

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that impairs voluntary movement in 1%-2% of the population by age 65.  In Canada, 100,000 affected individuals currently require long-term care, and our growing elderly population presents an increasing challenge to caregivers and scarce healthcare resources.

Parkinson’s Disease is named after James Parkinson who first characterized it in England in 1817.