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You can help build a better world for
Women with Parkinson's.  

Our Research

Our research has shown us that women with Parkinson's suffer worsening of their neurological symptoms due to their hormonal life-stage, whether they are menstruating, perimenopausal, menopausal or post menopausal. 

  • 80% of women report worsening of their symptoms around their menstrual cycle.

  • 33% report worsening of their symptoms when they are perimenopausal or menopausal 

  • 66% report worsening after the menopause. 

However, there is no treatment to help women in these situations because there are no clinical guidelines. 

Over the past year we have applied for funding to enable us to run 2 pilot research projects.

These are the first ever research pilots of its kind tracking women's neurological symptoms across the hormonal fluctuations and hormonal life-stage. It is also the first ever research pilot of its kind to use a digital app to remotely support tracking by women with Parkinson's. 

UCC Pilot Study

 University College Cork Pilot Study - this launched in January this year and is targeting 200 women with Parkinson's to track their PD symptoms across their menstrual cycle. We are also recruiting pregnant women, perimenopausal, menopausal and post menopausal women as controls. 

France Parkinson Study

This French study will see 100 women with Parkinson's from 4 different neurological centres in France take part in a study that will not only track the women's PD symptoms across the menstrual cycle but will treat those women whose symptoms worsen around their menstrual cycle. 

Choose how you wish to donate to our research

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