National Singles Day (Sept 23, 2023)
Unique Considerations for Single People with Parkinsonism
Single people with parkinsonism have unique challenges and opportunities not relevant to people in partnerships. Being single can be frightening, lonely, liberating and empowering ..let's unpack all of it.
Recently, there has been a growing awareness of the implications of PD on care partners and family members of PwP. Single people with PD play both roles-- patient and partner! They have twice the duties and responsibilities and seem to get disproportionately fewer resources.
The goal of this class is to confront the real and perceived implications of being single and celebrate the opportunities it provides.
Dr. Mischley has spent the past two decades studying the unique nutritional requirements of people with Parkinsonism and working to find better ways to measure, monitor, predict, and prevent PD. Her academic training is in naturopathic medicine (ND), nutrition (PhD), and epidemiology (MPH). She built the Parkinson Symptom Tracking App (www.pd-symptoms.com), has trained dogs to detect the scent of parkinsonism in ear wax (ParK-9.com), is lead investigator of the MVP-Study.com, and is founder of the Parkinson Center for Pragmatic Research (CPR). She created Parkinson-School.com in 2020 as a way to empower patients, accelerate education and catalyze some long overdue conversations.