Mary Bendelow, Ph.D.
"There can be an increasing sense of isolation that arises among those of us living with Parkinson’s disease. I joined the Parkinson’s Foundation's Advisory Council to help others find the support and information they need and to let them know that they are not alone."
Dr. Bendelow is a retired consultant with more than 30 years of experience training students, attorneys and other professionals in persuasive communications. For the past 10 years, she has also worked as a tour director in the US and western Canadian national parks.
Since her diagnosis with Parkinson’s in 2014, Dr. Bendelow has been involved in several support groups and clinical research projects related to Parkinson’s disease. She has extensive volunteer experience including serving on the board of every Parent Teacher Association at her children’s schools.
Dr. Bendelow received her doctorate in interpersonal and organizational communications and her master of arts in communications from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her bachelor of arts in English from the University of Michigan.