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Director of Laurierís Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre delivers public lecture on Parkinsonís disease

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Jun 19/08| For Immediate Release


Dr. Quincy Almeida, Director, Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2840 or 3924 (research centre) or


Kevin Crowley, Associate Director, News and Editorial Services
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WATERLOO Ė Director of the Laurier Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC) Dr. Quincy Almeida will discuss the battle against Parkinsonís disease in a public lecture at Wilfrid Laurier University on Sunday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Almeida develops and evaluates new exercise rehabilitation programs for patients with Parkinsonís disease to improve their balance, gait and coordination, allowing them to live more independent and active lives. The MDRC is the only centre of its kind in Canada.

ďParkinsonís affects hundreds of thousands of Canadians, yet there is no known cause or cure, Ē said Almeida, who is also an assistant professor in Laurierís Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. ďOur goal is to establish exercise recommendations for all those who suffer from the disease.Ē

In addition to research, the MDRC also tests tools and inventions from around the world on patients from Waterloo region. These tools have a direct impact, often improving the patientsí quality of life long before the tools become widely available for use.

Almeidaís research on neurodegenerative disorders and the neurocognitive and neuromotor mechanisms underlying movement control has earned him several awards and the attention of national media.

The lecture will be held at Laurierís Science Building, in room N1001, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.†


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