Four women share how COVID-19 has impacted their Parkinson’s Disease

We asked four women living with Parkinson’s to share their experience of Covid-19 so far. From feeling the pressure to ‘do it all’ by juggling work and caring for children, to fearing for their health and keeping up with daily life – they consider whether women with the condition are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Emma Kyriacou, New Zealand: “Once I accepted that I can’t do everything, the pressures eased”

Initially I found dealing with lockdown very stressful because I couldn’t see how I was going to do all the things I suddenly had to do – be a teacher to my children, play with my pre-schooler and continue to work, on top of all the usual tasks of running a household. These pressures left me dealing with a growing storm of inner rage, while it seemed business as usual for my husband.

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