The Many Masks We Wear With Parkinson’s Disease

The Many Masks We Wear With Parkinson’s Disease

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The Many Masks We Wear With Parkinson’s Disease

Who knew a year ago that our accessories would include face masks? We wear them to protect one another. For some of us with Parkinson’s disease, this mask protects us, but it hides another — the Parkinson’s mask. This mask is not an accessory. It’s a symptom that makes facial expressions difficult. It’s frustrating and is often misunderstood as disinterest, especially if it brings its friend, a softer voice. In Parkinson’s, the same muscle stiffness…

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