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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How Are Women with Parkinson’s Different than Men?

What image comes to mind when you hear someone has Parkinson's Disease?  I am sure it is not what you would have seen in Houston at the Women and PD TALK National Forum last week. In a little over 2 years from concept to fruition, the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Women and PD TALK initiative held 10 regional …

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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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Odds & Ends

Lots of things to share this week. First, about sleep problems.  I found a Yoga Nidra meditation by Jennifer Piercy that I really like.  It is called Yoga Nidra for Sleep and can be found on a website called DoYogaWithMe.  I don't think I have stayed awake until the end of the meditation yet.  Now I just …

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