Women and Parkinson’s: Closing the Gender Gap in Research and Care

When I first experienced PD symptoms, they were explained away as the stress of a working mom. I was prescribed medication for anxiety and the eventual diagnosis of Parkinson’s was not made for another two years. - Carol Clupny, MS, Women and Parkinson’s Advocate Five years ago, a question was posed to the Parkinson's Disease …

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Looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller It's that time of year again, when we look back to see what we have accomplished, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead. First, I …

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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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Women & Parkinson’s Initiative (Part 1)

Magic lies in telling stories Robin Morgan, PDF Research Advocate and conference organizer Greetings from New Jersey where I have been privileged to be part of the first Women and PD conference sponsored by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.  This first ever conference was organized by 4 amazing women from across the US who have all …

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