Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Purpose

Four million LGBTQIA+ adults age 50+ live in the U.S. We know very little about the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson’s disease. We will work with the LGBTQIA+ community to learn about the health needs of those living with Parkinson’s. We will also talk to caregivers about their experiences. Finally, we will ask healthcare providers about their work with LGBTQIA+ communities living with Parkinson’s.

More Information

Email or Call Dr. Jason Flatt at Jason.Flatt@unlv.edu or 702-895-5586

How to Participate

LGBTQIA+ adults living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and care providers will be asked to fill out a survey. We will also ask caregivers to join us for an hour interview to learn about their experiences. Surveys and interviews can be done by phone at 1-888-709-7689.

Impact

We will find ways to improve health and care of LGBTQIA+ people living with Parkinson’s. We will share what we learn with the LGBTQIA+ community and care providers. Future goals are to apply for another grant to study ways to improve health and care for the LGBTQIA+ community affected by Parkinson’s.

 This study is supported by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research