For better treatment and research for women with Parkinson's Disease

The Women's parkinson's project

There are more than 10 million people worldwide diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. How many are women? What is the average age women are diagnosed? How do women react differently to medication than men? There are no clear answers. We need answers.

And so we started the Women's Parkinson's Project to raise our voices for better treatment and research for women with Parkinson’s disease.

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Blog Posts

Hospitals Should Be a Place of Healing

Hospitals should be a place of healing, that is the traditional understanding. But what happens when what you need from the hospital is directly in opposition to what they can provide? Take for example the experience of Parkinson’s Disease patients. When they enter the hospital for any reason, they are twice as likely to die. They are at risk of being given contraindicated medications. They will likely stay longer and have poorer outcomes than other people admitted for the same reason but without Parkinson’s Disease.

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Our First Webinar! 8th March 2022

We are excited to announce our first Webinar ever! Titled "Women with PD – Unmet Needs of Women Living with Parkinson’s Disease: The Gaps & Controversies" the Women’s Parkinson’s Project, will be presenting a robust discussion, sponsored by the World Parkinson Coalition!

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From Four-Eyes to Eight

I've never been called four eyes. Maybe because I started wearing glasses only in high school. And even then, I barely wore them, constantly forgetting them, losing pair after pair in college. It would have been preparation for my current incarnation as an eight eyed being. Hindu goddesses are often depicted as having multiple arms and sometimes heads. I've always wanted to be a goddess. I may not have the multiple heads, but I do have the multiple eyes. Eight of them.

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Kat Hill
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Richelle Flanagan
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Sree Sripathy
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