Axis 1: Clinical and treatment research

Anne-Louise Lafontaine
Sylvain Chouinard

This axis focuses particularly on clinical aspects of patient management. This mainly includes research on the cardinal motor symptoms and dyskinesias.

While the search for pharmacological treatments and their optimization remains essential, the development of new therapeutic approaches is of utmost importance. For example, deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease is becoming more common, and is now being considered even before the disease reaches advanced stages.

Other treatment methods such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, exercise training programs, dance and musicotherapy are also therapeutic options being developed. Their beneficial effect on the symptoms of the disease is becoming increasingly explored and documented.

All these original and innovative approaches demonstrate the inspiring and central role of many groups in Quebec in the treatment and management of Parkinson’s disease.

Associated infrastructure: Patient Registry