Women with Parkinson's Disease Less Likely than Men to Have Caregivers
Penn Medicine study highlights a general need for more support of elderly women with disabilities
Female Parkinson's disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients. The findings come from a large study reported today in Neurology by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. According to the researchers, the disparity between female and male patients probably derives in part from the fact that women tend to outline their most likely potential caregivers: their husbands.More Research
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