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Let’s Talk Taboos: Hard-To-Discuss Parkinson’s Symptoms (Webinar Audio)

Living with Parkinson’s comes with a variety of symptoms, some of which can be unexpected, and frankly, embarrassing. Drooling, bladder issues and sexual dysfunction are hard to talk about, even with loved ones or your doctor – and can affect your self-image, your intimate relationships or the way you move through the world. In audio from this Third Thursdays webinar, listen to our expert panel of people living with Parkinson’s, a care partner and a movement disorder specialist discuss Parkinson’s taboo topics and ways that you can navigate hard conversations and embarrassment.  

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Jim McNasby, MJFF General Counsel and Patient Council member, leads a discussion with panelists: 

  • Karen Jaffe, MD, an MJFF Patient Council member who was diagnosed with PD in 2007. She’s also a retired OB/GYN and co-founder of wellness center, InMotion. 

  • Marc Jaffe, who is Karen’s care partner and husband as well as a comedian, writer, and Parkinson’s research advocate. 

  • Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, a professor of neurology and medicine and director of the Palliative Care Research Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 

View a transcript of the podcast. 

Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or have been living with Parkinson’s for many years, MJFF’s  Parkinson’s Buddy Network is a free, online platform that helps you find new connections, access educational resources and engage in important dialogue. Join our community today.   

The Foundation’s landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, also known as PPMI, is recruiting volunteers. Join the study that’s changing everything.    

This podcast is brought to you with support from Merz Pharmaceuticals. You can visit the Merz Connect platform to learn more. Partner support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson’s community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is solely responsible for the content in these resources. 

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