People diagnosed

Parkinson Montréal-Laval offers people living with Parkinson’s disease free and private services. 

More informations : write us an email at montreal-laval@parkinsonquebec.ca or give us a call 514-868-0597.

Meeting for newly diagnosed

The months following the diagnosis of Parkinson’s always lead to a period of questioning and insecurity. Parkinson Montreal – Laval invites you and your loved ones to participate in individual or group meetings to address the different aspects and challenges that Parkinson’s disease brings. You will be able to ask your questions there, to be listened to and oriented towards the new reality.

ADDRESSED QUESTIONS:
Where to start ? How to maintain or improve your quality of life? 

En ligne, par vidéoconférence ou téléphone

WHEN To be determined according to request. Registration required by email or phone at (514) 868-0597.
LANGUAGE SPOKEN French, English

Self-Help groups for people living with the disease

Parkinson Montréal-Laval provides people living with Parkinson’s disease with free support groups that meet once a month. During the pandemic, two monthly meetings are held online. The five other groups held in different areas of Montreal as well as in Laval are interrupted until further notice. 

GROUP WITH DIANE PATENAUDE | Online
 

HOST Diane Patenaude
WHEN The third Tuesday of the month, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
LANGUAGE SPOKEN French

DOWNTOWN GROUP
* suspended for the moment
 
EASTERN GROUP 

* suspended for the moment

GROUP WITH CLAIRE SAVAGE | Online

 *suspended for the moment

NDG GROUP

* suspended for the moment

LAVAL GROUP

* suspended for the moment

For more information or to register, please contact us by phone at (514) 868-0597 or by email :

Meditation and relaxation workshops

These free workshops will help you experience different techniques of meditation and relaxation. It is both for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. All levels are accepted: no experience required!

One group offered by videoconference on Zoom*:

• Every Monday from 1.30 to 3 pm

Free activity in French. Possibility of joining one or more meetings.

* Zoom links will be sent after registration.

For more information or to register, please contact us by phone at (514) 868-0597 or by email 

Twinning project

The Twinning Project is a new service offered by Parkinson Montréal-Laval. It aims to connect people living with Parkinson’s disease who want to share their experiences, learn from each other or develop new ideas for living better with the disease. Anyone with the disease can participate, regardless of the number of years of diagnosis.

Desired frequency of meetings

Three meetings and / or calls

PML support

Those registered for this pilot project will benefit from support from an advisor and from a toolbox to promote discussion and mutual aid.

How to proceed if this project interests you?

1st step: You register or request information by emailing communicationspml@parkinsonquebec.ca or by calling 514 868-0597

2nd step: You fill out a questionnaire so that PML identifies your profile and your needs

3rd step: PML proceeds to the match

For more information or to register, please contact us by phone at (514) 868-0597 or by email :

Practice your voice

Are you living with Parkinson’s disease and have a speech disorder? Is your voice hoarse, dull and weak? You don’t have a place to practice your loud voice exercises?

Improve your speaking skills with the Practice Your Voice group, now offered as a video conference on Zoom, every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Free activity offered in collaboration with Dr. Ingrid Verduyckt, Assistant Professor at the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Université de Montréal, and with the help of her interns.

Register by writing to: montreal-laval@parkinsonquebec.ca or by calling 514 868-059

Young people diagnosed

Parkinson’s disease is often associated with old age, but it is estimated that 5% to 10% of people with Parkinson’s would have shown certain symptoms before the age of 40. Even though the disease generally progresses more slowly, younger patients face particular difficulties because they have to manage the disease earlier in their life and therefore for longer. This involves professional and financial changes while assuming responsibility for the family and children. Special attention must therefore be paid to the clinical aspects of the disease, but also to the important psychological consequences which may result from it.