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Being a woman with Parkinson’s disease – does it make a difference? A call for research and advocacy.

Absolutely. – We have different bodies, different hearts, different experiences and have different care needs. We know that Parkinson’s disease is very individual from person-to-person, but both sex (biology) and gender (social/cultural constructs) may contribute to these differences. There is a need to understand the particular impact of this disease on women, in general – we need to better understand and address… Read more »

3 things to know about frailty and Parkinson’s: I. Quality of Life

This week I’m going to share some information from my PhD work on frailty and Parkinson’s disease. Frailty is considered highly prevalent in older adults and increases vulnerability to adverse outcomes (falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality). Popular scientific definitions operationalized frailty as a phenotype or an accumulation of deficits. However, the concurrence of frailty and Parkinson’s is interesting because they… Read more »