My Non-support Support Group

  Three years ago, I had the privilege to attend the Parkinson's Foundation's Women & PD Initiative.  At the end of the conference, we were asked to reach out to other women with PD in our communities.  Some of the women chose to hold a conference in their city for women with Parkinson's.  Others formed …

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Are there differences between Men and Women with Parkinson’s?

Research is beginning to prove what the medical community has long suspected: that women experience Parkinson’s differently as it relates to diagnosis, symptoms, progression, treatment complications and care Allison Willis, M.D., M.S., co-lead of Women and PD TALK At 10:00 pm, the husband looks at his wife and says "it's time to go upstairs to …

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Breast Cancer vs Parkinson’s

Almost eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's and Breast Cancer in the same week.  Obviously, it was a week when I wished I had just stayed in bed and hid under the covers.  How do you react to the news that you have not one, but two major health issues that will be …

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Make your voice heard. A study for all People with Parkinson’s

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden One of the most important thing that we, as People with Parkinson's can do, is to take part in clinical trials.  There are many trials that have very specific criteria for participants.  And often, these trials do not get enough …

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A week later, after the WPC

  The World Parkinson Congress was much more than just a convention.  It was an opportunity to meet and mingle with a diverse group of people who all have the same mission:  finding a cure for Parkinson's.  There were so many options for all of us.  We could go to medical research sessions, even if they …

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