Free, confidential and caring
To help people living with the disease to play an active and enlightened role in maintaining their quality of life, Parkinson Montréal-Laval offers them several services. All services provided by the organization are offered free of charge and are confidential.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that manifests itself mainly by movement disorders explained by the loss of cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra. These cells are responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical that acts as a messenger between brain cells involved in controlling movement.
No one is ready for illness to come to their life, but with the right support you can continue to live every moment to the fullest.
No one is ready for
illness to come to their life,
but with the right support,
you can continue to live
every moment to the fullest.
Services that fits your needs
Details & registrations
The services offered by Parkinson Montréal-Laval are all specially adapted for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Their aim is to support beneficiaries in taking charge of their daily well-being. Do not hesitate to contact us directly to register or for more information on the services offered:
Personalized meetings for people diagnosed and their loved ones
When we have just learned that Parkinson's disease will now be part of our daily lives, many questions and concerns arise. This is why Parkinson Montreal-Laval offers an individual meeting service for newly diagnosed people and their loved ones.
The objective of these meetings is to support participants in maintaining their quality of life and to offer them concrete tools for adapting to the new challenges that await them throughout the process.
During these meetings, our counselors answers questions using active listening techniques in an atmosphere that promotes well being and empowerment. We present all the available resources and transmit all the necessary information so that people who take advantage of this service can adjust to the disease at their own pace.
Support and self-help groups
Facilitated by Eugénie Côté, a second-year student in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Montreal, these groups promote verbalization and mutual support and are based on values of respect, openness, and non-judgment. They encourage the sharing of experiences and social interaction, providing safe spaces where participants can connect with others who understand them.
These groups meet once a month on a regular schedule. Occasionally, guest speakers (occupational therapists, kinesiologists, speech therapists) join the groups to share their expertise on particularly inspiring topics.
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. With Eugénie Côté. Via video conference (Zoom)
TANDEM’S PROGRAM twinning program for people living with PD
The TANDEM program provides individuals with Parkinson's disease the opportunity to connect with a peer, regardless of the stage of their illness. By pairing two people living with Parkinson's, TANDEM encourages the exchange of experiences and mutual support.
This program emphasizes solidarity and mutual assistance among participants, allowing them to share their challenges and solutions in a spirit of understanding and without judgment. TANDEM thus promotes a shared journey of learning and development, helping each individual better navigate daily life with Parkinson's disease.
TANDEM is built on values such as sharing, learning, open-mindedness, and collective progress, providing a dynamic platform for mutual assistance where participants can draw from each other's experiences in a judgment-free environment. TANDEM is an initiative that recognizes the strength of the collective to find balance and move forward together.
You will be invited to participate in a first meeting and/or call that will be coordinated based on both of your availabilities. If your needs or those of the person you are connected with are different, no problem! We will find a way to accommodate them.
There is no obligation regarding the number of planned meetings. The goal is to make this experience a beneficial exchange for each party, and you will be free to end the partnership at any time. However, if the partnership is suitable, we will obviously invite you to keep it for as long as possible!
Registered people for this project will benefit from the support of an advisor and will have access to a toolbox to promote discussions and mutual assistance.