Can meeting the needs of women living with Parkinson’s unlock new treatments to better manage, slow, stop or even cure Parkinson’s?

Symptoms of Parkinson’s differ between the genders with women experiencing more anxiety, depression and dyskinesia to mention a few. Women also experience symptom variations for many reasons such as hormonal fluctuations and body weight. However, treatment of women with Parkinson’s remains the same regardless of these differences. This PD Avengers webinar hosted by Cure Parkinson’s discusses the difference of living with Parkinson’s as a woman and whether solving some of the specific symptoms experienced may actually open up the possibility of new and better treatments for everyone living with the condition.

A recently published paper on the unmet needs of women living with Parkinson’s presents a roadmap to better understand the role of gender in Parkinson’s, sheds light on the gaps in both care and the relevant science, and importantly, offers clear steps to develop specific services to better support women with Parkinson’s.

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