This is a blog about Parkinson’s disease written by Darcy Blake. I’m a woman who has Parkinson’s Disease. I was diagnosed with PD in 2008, I’ve had two DBS surgeries, and I’ve recently retired as the director of communications for a college.
I helped organize Parkinson’s Women Support, a support group for women with Parkinson’s disease in the greater Bay Area. Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonswomensupport/ I started writing this blog as a representative for the group in 2013, but I realized that it made more sense to blog as one person, so as of 2017, I’m blogging solo! I’m still very much involved in Parkinson’s Women Support, and doing my part to help it grow.
The intent of this site is not to prescribe medical advice about the diagnosis, treatment or other medical aspects of Parkinson’s Disease but to provide support and encouragement for women living with this condition. I hope that the research and information I’ve described will help you with your understanding and management of the disease.