How do women experience Parkinson’s differently from men?
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Parkinson’s campaigners Omotola Thomas, Sharon Krischer and Mariette Robijn join us for a heartfelt and lively discussion on the particular challenges facing the three million women living with Parkinson’s worldwide.
In an enlightening episode the group look at:
• The knowledge gap – most Parkinson’s research has been carried out on men. The panellists consider the consequences of this for women living with the condition, and the significant implications it could have on their diagnosis and treatment.
• “Medication only works three out of four weeks” – Mariette and Omotola discuss how their monthly cycle affects their medication and why “everything will be worse during your period”. Do other women with Parkinson’s have the same experience?
• Motherhood – the guests reflect on family life and how Parkinson’s has changed their role within it, from not being able to look after children and elderly parents as much as they’d like, to helping their children answer the question: “What’s wrong with your mum?”
The Parkinson’s Life podcast is brought to you by Parkinson’s Life (https://parkinsonslife.eu), the online lifestyle magazine for the global Parkinson’s community, and supported by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA)(www.epda.eu.com/), the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe.
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