Geriatric Parkinson's Clinic

This clinic provides comprehensive assessment to manage:

  • Parkinson's motor symptoms: tremor, rigidity, slow movement;
  • Non-motor symptoms: depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, dementia, bladder problem, postural hypotension, constipation
  • Medication management and follow-up via telephone consultation

 Seniors' Care at NYGH: Parkinson's disease

Seniors' Care is a six-video series about common health challenges in older adults. As you age, it's important to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be aware of early signs and symptoms of health issues so preventative measures and early interventions can be taken. Watch the video Seniors' Care at NYGH: Parkinson's disease and view other videos in the series.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disease which mainly affects seniors and 90% of patients are over 60. The number of Canadians with Parkinson's disease is expected to double by 2030. While Parkinson's disease is mainly characterized by physical symptoms (tremors and slow movements), it's often the non-physical symptoms that have the greatest impact on quality of life.

North York General Hospital Physician Dr. Joyce Lee says Parkinson's disease can affect a person's mood, anxiety levels, how they think, and even their sleep. Blood pressure and bowel habits are often also affected. Dr. Lee stresses the importance of understanding the disease, and seeking support to better manage the symptoms in order to live well with Parkinson's.