Parkinson’s disease can effect each individual differently. Robin Morgan PhD, seeks to determine the main differences between woman and men experiencing Parkinson’s.
Based on her studies, she states that women with Parkinson’s have greater variations in motor symptoms, abnormalities in movement, depression, and pain. In addition, women with Parkinson’s have a slower reaction time, poor balance, and greater instabilities leading to falls than men. Also, women have a harder time with tasks such as getting dressed.
Aside from physical attributes, women need more support and are less likely to seek help from a neurologist. More research is necessary to understand and help women with Parkinson’s.