Category: Cargivers

Let’s move! Benefit from our Respite and Exercise Service

We know that as a caregiver it is not always easy to free up time to participate in some of our activities. Difficult, indeed, to leave his or her loved one alone during this time. This is the reason why, we offer you the Respite and Exercise service with our partner NeuroMotrix. How does it work? When a caregiver participates in one of the activities offered by Parkinson Montreal-Laval (self-help group, conference, telephone follow-up, etc.), the loved one can benefit from a free home exercise session with one of NeuroMotrix’s kinesiologists.

Thought for the well-being of both the caregiver and his or her loved one, this service allows:

  • Caregivers to participate peacefully in our activities and benefit from the support and guidance they need;
  • Loved ones to practice physical exercise, an essential element in maintaining their autonomy and improving their quality of life. In fact, physical activity has many advantages for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: improvement of muscle flexibility, coordination, balance, decreased fatigability, reduced stress and much more.

Do not hesitate! If you would like to benefit from this service or if you have any questions, you can contact Janie Guénette by email montreal-laval@parkinsonquebec.ca or by phone 514-868-0597, ext. 1.


About NeuroMotrix

NeuroMotrix is made up of a team of kinesiologists and scientific experts specialized in neurological disorders and the science of aging. Our expertise is adapted physical activity and our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people living with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Stay connected: a new electronic tablet lending service

Are you caring for a loved one living with Parkinson’s disease and a member of Parkinson’s Montreal-Laval?

Would you like to benefit from our services and participate in our activities remotely?

Unfortunately, you do not have the necessary computer equipment for this…

Good news, Parkinson Montreal-Laval (PML) wants to facilitate access to its remote activities (by videoconference) by implementing a new electronic tablet lending service.

Intended for the use of Montreal caregivers who are members of PML, this service is:

  • Free;
  • Available on a medium to long term basis – several weeks/months;
  • Ready to use – new tablets already configured with the necessary basic applications;
  • Provided with customized training and technical support – by phone if required.

In return, the recipient commits to:

  • Have access to an internet connection;
  • Participate in any of the activities offered in videoconferencing (Zoom) by PML.

If you would like to benefit from this service or if you have any questions, please contact Sophie Lecours by phone at 514 868-0597 #2 or by email at soutienpml@parkinsonquebec.ca or Janie Guénette by phone at 514 868-0597 #1 or by email at montréal-laval@parkinsonquebec.ca.

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VIDÉO | Calling all caregivers!

A must see! This is a beautiful video that pays tribute to all the caregivers in the world. To help someone else you have to take care of yourself.

 

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Update on COVID-19 : Parkinson Montréal-Laval Activities

Afin de contribuer à l’effort collectif visant à prévenir la propagation du Coronavirus, nous sommes dans l’obligation de suspendre la majorité de nos activités. Toutefois, notre service téléphonique est maintenu. N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous au 514 868-0597.

Update on services and activities Activities for caregivers Psychosocial support by telephone – no change

Isolation brings with it many challenges, particularly when we are caregivers. This is why we continue to offer psychosocial support via telephone. Do not hesitate to call us if you need help.

To make an appointment with Sophie Lecours :
soutienpml@parkinsonquebec.ca 

To make an appointment with Élisabeth Lapointe :
soutienpmllaval@parkinsonquebec.ca
Support groups for caregivers – ongoing

Participants will be contacted so they can organize into small groups that will communicate via videoconference. It’s never too late to join one of the groups!

To enroll, contact Élisabeth Lapointe : soutienpmllaval@parkinsonquebec.ca 

Training workshop for caregivers – temporarily suspended 

The third and last workshop in the series has been temporarily suspended. A new date will be announced soon. Check this space for an update!

Activities for people with Parkinson’s

Get-togethers for newly diagnosed patients – no change 

The information meetings for people recently diagnosed will be offered by videoconference. 

To make an appointment call or email:  514 868-0597 montreal-laval@parkinsonquebec.ca 

Support groups for people living with Parkinson’s – temporarily suspended 
Keep checking this space for new dates. 

Spanish classes – temporarily suspended 
Keep checking this space for the new dates. 

Pratice your voice – temporarily suspended 
Keep checking this space for new dates.

Other activities

Parkinson Montréal-Laval Conferences – temporarily suspended 
All scheduled conferences have been postponed. More information l be transmitted in the coming weeks. 

Volunteer recognition night – postponed.
The event on March 24 will be postponed, check our information bulletins for the new date. 

Annual assembly – postponed
Our AGA will also be postponed and a new date will be announced in one of our upcoming newsletters. 

Swing Dance evening organized by Parkinson en mouvement – cancelled.
The Swing Dance Evening originally planned for April 2 and organized by Parkinson en mouvement, has been cancelled. 

Annual tulip sale – ongoing but virtually!
No sales of real tulips will be organized this year. However, supporters can purchase virtual tulips by clicking here and choosing the option » Virtual tulip »

Useful resources in difficult time

Numerous measures have been quickly put in place to assist all that may need them. Below is a nonexhaustive list of many resources, both telephone and online which are available to the public for free:
Government of Québec coronavirus information line: 1 877 644-4545 
Call this number if you are worried about COVID-19 or if you have symptoms such as a cough or a fever. 

211 grand Montréal.
Call 211 or visit the website 211qc.ca This multilingual reference service is helpful for finding out about community and social services in greater Montréal. 

Service Info-Aidant: Call 1 855 852-7784
Info-aidant is a telephone listing service, a place to get information and professional references all confidential and all free. It is aimed towards caregivers working with the elderly, interveners and health professionals.

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Our annual tulip sale… Online!

We are living in difficult times, yet some things are constant: April is Parkinson’s month and tulips are still the Parkinson’s symbol! Even though we are not selling real flowers this year, we invite you to help us publicize our virtual tulip campaign to raise funds for Parkinson Montreal Laval! 

We are aware that these days many among us face economic uncertainty. If you can give a donation while Québec is on lockdown, please do so. Unfortunately Parkinson’s cannot shelter in place but marches on…

If you’re able to afford it then please donate a virtual tulip to the Parkinson’s Society. Pass it on! And a big thank you for helping us continue our important work. 

CLICK HERE to donate a virtual tulip. To make a donation first select virtual tulips instead of general donation in the tab donate to a specific fund created by this organization.

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