Ways to Help

Our mission is to advance research for more research and
ultimately a cure for Dystonia. Click here to find out how
you can support dystonia research!

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Dystonia Report

Real Patients. Real Answers. The Dystonia Survey Report is
Available now. Click here to see the results.

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Join a Support Group

The DMRF Canada Support Group Network provides an
opportunity for people with dystonia to come together to
support one another, raise awareness, and fund-raise. Click
here to find a support group near you!

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Patient Grant

Accepting Applications for 2018 Jackson Mooney Dystonia
Patient Grant

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Clinical Fellowship

Accepting Applications now. Click here to learn more.

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What's Making News

March 24, 2011 - 9:23am

The toll taken by brain disorders of injury is more than cancer and cardiovascular disease combined, affecting over 30 percent of Canadians. It's plausible that every family in Canada has been touched by a brain condition.  Improving our knowledge about brain health, our recognition of brain conditions and our understanding of how to be  helpful to those around us is fundamental to reducing the stigma, discrimination and isolation that many Canadians experience every day.

March 2011 marks Canada's first National Brain Awareness Month, an important first step in raising awareness about brain health and the issues fcing millions of Canadians living with brain conditions today.More

February 14, 2011 - 10:32am

Three years ago, The Doctors met Alex, a young woman diagnosed with dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm uncontrollably. The contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements, as well as awkward, irregular postures, which halted Alex's career as a dance teacher.

October 26, 2010 - 1:12pm

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION- Placing MRI into operating room benefits patients
By: Jen Skerritt

For now, procedure will be used on neurosurgery patients undergoing procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, where a surgeon implants a device that emits electrical impulses to treat tremors, dystonia or Parkinson's disease.

June 14, 2010 - 1:09pm

Posted By RACHEL PUNCH, THE SUDBURY STAR: Mother of three Corinne Fewster-Gagne knew something was wrong with her infant son when he was about three-months-old."If he was awake, he was crying," Fewster-Gagne said. His fists and arms were clenched tight and weren't moving. "If I put him under a mobile he would just lay there all stiff. I knew something was wrong," Fewster-Gagne said.

November 6, 2009 - 9:28am

Guy Dixon From Saturday's Globe and Mail

For many years, Liona Boyd had something distressing happening to her hand, specifically to her right middle finger, and it was only getting worse.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only organization that is dedicated to supporting the 50,000 patients in Canada that suffer from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Abnormal signaling from the brain causes muscles to tighten and twist involuntarily. There are several forms of dystonia, and dystonia may be a symptom of many diseases and conditions.

For over 40 years, the DMRF Canada has fought for those impacted by dystonia, working toward better treatments and a cure; funding research, providing advocacy and support, and raising awareness of this devastating disorder.

Join us, and be a part of the global effort to find a cure.

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