Estimated Number of Parkinson's Patients Globally ~ 10,000,000.00

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Winter 2015 Donors Club Meeting

[ Toronto Public Library Auditorium 888 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, M3C 1P6 ] -1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Saturday, December 19th, 2015

WPP will hold their Winter 2015 Donors Club Meeting at 888 Lawrence Ave. East on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm.
Goals of this meeting are:

  • Educate people on Parkinson's
  • Present them with progress of WPP;
  • Opportunities at hand;
  • Immediate global needs and plans; and
  • Impact we can provide to people suffering from Parkinson's.

Light Refreshments will be served. This meeting is FREE and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP asap at info@pdprogram.org.
Donor's Club Flyer

World Parkinson's Program had a very successful seminar on April 11, in Toronto.

[ CANADA ] - APRIL 11, Saturday

World Parkinson's Program conducted a very successful Parkinson's seminar in Toronto, Canada on April 11, 2015. There were several lectures by Neurologist, Physiotherapist, Movie actor Shelly Antony, as well as chair of World Parkinson's Program Mr.Armand Gilks, and Mr. Aziz Abdi, Executive Director of World Parkinson's Program. A global educational Campaign was started. A fund raising campaign to help Parkinson's patients suffering from poverty who can't buy walkers, canes, wheelchairs and their medication was started. A large number of participants including patients,caregivers, healthcare workers, seniors, and community members attended the seminar. Media coverage including Asian Television Network and other medias was provided.

Parkinson’s Seminar by Arunai Neuro Centre in Association with World Parkinson’s Program.

[ INDIA ] - APRIL 11, Saturday

Arunai Thelirchi Maiyam "Vilvam" 4,Yadhaval street,Virugambakkam,Chennai-600092, Tamil Nadu. India.
A successful seminar was organized including a walkathon in the morning in which about220 people participated followed by a patient- caregiver interaction programin which a psychiatrist, neurologist, clinical nutrition specialist and aphysiotherapist clarified patients' doubts and gave them information aboutthe disease. The press was also present during this session.In the evening another session with focus on patient-caregiverinteraction with the neurologist, physiotherapist, a person accomplishinggreat things despite PD and Dr. Porrselvi Palanisamy was held.Suupport initiative L-DOPA (Living with Dignity fOrPeople with pArkinson's) on that day was also launched. This initiative willalso offer competent medical advice, cognitive and emotional support,nutrition counselling, physiotherapy and speech therapy as well as work to raise awareness about the disease.

PAST ACTIVITIES

A Parkinson's Education Seminar was held in Sohag, Egypt on March 9 under the leadership and supervision of Dr. Gharib Fawi, professor of neurology and Sohag faculty of medicine, director of the World Parkinson Program Chapter in Sohag, Egypt. Many young neurologists and general practitioners participated and benefited from this event.

The department of Neurology SIMS /SHL conducted its first Parkinson Education Club in collaboration with World Parkinson’s Program.

  • After a brief introduction and welcome address, program began with recitation from Holy Quran.
  • The Club leader introduced the theme and concept of World Parkinson’s Program to the participants. The benefits and purpose of conducting Parkinson’s education club was highlighted among the participants.
  • A brief and simplified lecture about Parkinson ’s disease was delivered by Dr Ahsan Numan.
  • The leaflets about introduction to Parkinson’s was read aloud by the club leader.
  • During the session interaction among the caregivers and patients with Parkinson’s disease was encouraged and discussion was allowed among participants.
  • The meeting ended successfully after question and answer session, with the aim of carrying out similar activities on regular basis in the future designed to meet targets set by World Parkinson’s Program .

Toronto, Canada: February 1, 2015- World Parkinson's Program announced to start Parkinson's Education Campaign in Central and Northern Asian countries including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and others in the month of February 2015. Parkinson’s disease affects all races and is present in every part of the world. Proper knowledge about Parkinson’s in patients and caregivers helps patients cope effectively and a lack of awareness of this disease can result in a lack of confidence, and increased confusion or anxiety, leading to a poor quality of life.

"Those who fight Parkinson's with knowledge always find solutions" is the central theme of the World Parkinson’s Program. Promoting education about Parkinson's disease is our primary goal, which is why we provide educational brochures, handbooks, and CDs in many languages about various aspects of Parkinson's disease free of charge, for patients and caregivers.

Toronto, Canada: January 1, 2015- World Parkinson's Program announced to start Parkinson's Education Campaign in Eastern and South-eastern Asian Countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam and other regional countries in the month of January 2015. Parkinson's disease affects all races and is present in every part of the world. Several million individuals are struggling with Parkinson’s disease in Eastern and Southeast Asian countries. Promoting education about Parkinson's disease is the primary goal of World Parkinson's Program, which is why special programs in various languages including Chinese, English Vietnamese and many other languages have been developed by the World Parkinson's Program. We provide educational brochures, handbooks, and CDs in different languages about various aspects of Parkinson's disease, free of charge, for patients and caregivers. For details healthcare workers are requested to contact the World Parkinson's Program by email at info@pdprogram.org.

World Parkinson’s Program starts Parkinson's Education Campaign in the South Asian countries including Bangladesh,India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and others.Parkinson's disease affects all races and is present in every part of the world. Promoting education about Parkinson's disease is our primary goal, which is why a special program for South Asian countries was developed by the founder of World Parkinson's Program. We provide educational brochures, handbooks, and CDs in many languages including Bengali, Hindi, Urdu as well as some literature in Punjabi and Tamil about various aspects of Parkinson's disease free of charge, for patients and caregivers. If you are a healthcare professional in any of the South Asian countries and are interested in receiving Parkinson’s disease literature, contact us at: info@pdprogram.org

TORONTO (Canada). November 1, 2014. World Parkinson’s Program announces starting Parkinson’s Education Clubs in the underdeveloped countries and other parts of the world in collaboration with neurology departments, hospitals, physicians, other healthcare workers or volunteers in all major cities. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disabling neurological condition which affects more than six million individuals around the World. Parkinson’s disease occurs in all geographical regions around the globe and affects all races. Receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and dealing with long-term disability caused by Parkinson’s can be quite overwhelming and distressful. With the help of Parkinson’s Education Clubs, patients will get a chance to talk about their life experiences and ways of coping with day-to-day difficulties with other individuals who may have a similar experience.

 World Parkinson’s Program will provide guidelines and agenda how to start a Parkinson's Education Club, brochures and CDs as well as informational literature on the various aspects of Parkinson’s in the local languages. Currently the educational literature of World Parkinson’s Program about Parkinson’s disease is available in fifteen different languages. This informational material will be used for educational purpose during the club meetings. The World Parkinson’s Program aims to establish its educational clubs in all major cities around the world. World Parkinson’s Program is the first global organization to initiate the Parkinson’s Education Clubs with a similar theme in all parts of world. This will be a major breakthrough in the history of Parkinson’s disease at the global level.

A Parkinson’s Education Club can be started by any healthcare worker or institution, Parkinson’s volunteer or student who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of those affected with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Education Clubs will provide a platform for the Parkinson’s patients, caregivers and the community to share, discuss and find ways to cope with Parkinson’s disease.  

The participants of meeting of Parkinson’s Education Club will benefit from the mutual support from their peers and there will be opportunities to help others from one’s own personal experience about the Parkinson’s disease. Establishing the Parkinson’s Education Clubs at a global level were the vision of Dr. Rana, the founder of World Parkinson’s Program, who saw them as a “global need of those dealing with Parkinson’s”. Volunteer individuals who would like to open an educational club of World Parkinson's Program should contact the Central Executive Committee of the World Parkinson's Program expressing their interest by email at info@pdprogram.org 

World Parkinson’s Program starts Parkinson's Education Campaign in the African Arab countries including Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan etc.

Parkinson's disease affects all races and is present in every part of the world. Proper knowledge about Parkinson’s in patients and caregivers helps patients cope effectively and a lack of awareness of this disease in patients can result in a lack of confidence, and increased confusion or anxiety, leading to a poor quality of life. Promoting education about Parkinson's disease is our primary goal, which is why a special program for Arabic speaking individuals was developed by the founder of World Parkinson's Program. We provide educational brochures, handbooks, and CDs in Arabic about various aspects of Parkinson's disease free of charge, for patients and caregivers. If you are a healthcare professional in any of the African Arab countries and are interested in receiving Parkinson’s disease literature in Arabic, you are requested to contact us at info@pdprogram.org

August 2014. Parkinson's disease affects every race and is present in every part of the world. World Parkinson's Program conducts Parkinson's Education Campaigns in various regions, countries, and continents around the year. Usually each month a different region is selected for this campaign. In September 2014, World Parkinson's Program will be running a Parkinson's Education Campaign in Saudi Arabia and other Asian Arab Countries. Parkinson's disease is estimated to affect about 50 thousand individuals in Saudi Arabia. Proper knowledge about Parkinson’s disease in patients and caretakers is the key to ensuring that patients can cope effectively and manage their day to day activities. A lack of awareness of the disease in patients can result in a lack of confidence, and increased confusion or anxiety, leading to a poor quality of life. Promoting education about Parkinson's disease is the primary goal of World Parkinson's Program, which is why a special program for Arabic speaking individuals has been developed by us. We provide educational brochures, handbooks, and CDs in Arabic about various aspects of Parkinson's disease, free of charge, for patients and caregivers. For details contact info@pdprogram.org

VICTORIA, B.C. (Canada), February 2014.The book, “Natural therapies for Parkinson’s disease” has been published and is finally available for sale in the market through all major booksellers such Amazon and others.
In addition to many successful pharmacological agents which are the mainstay of treatment, there are many natural methods and non-pharmacological strategies which, if supplemented with the pharmacological treatments of Parkinson’s disease, could improve the quality of life of patients. This guide briefly discusses such strategies. The author of this book, Abdul Qayyum Rana, when asked about his inspiration to write this book, replied, “I always find patients curious to know if there are any non-pharmacological methods which may be helpful in the treatment of Parkinson’s. Indeed my inspiration to write this handbook came from repeated questioning of my patients on this topic”.
This booklet may be used by the patients and their caregivers, and healthcare workers may also find helpful information that can be used while managing this complicated condition.