Micrographia Workshops

Did you know that one of the first signs of Parkinson’s can be Micrographia - small or illegible handwriting? It is something many people ignore until other symptoms appear. Looking back, the first sign of anything wrong was a change in my handwriting. I had been a calligrapher for years. My lettering was beautiful and …

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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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