Leslie

Caregiver for 20 year(s) This story is in memory of my mom who suffered with Parkinson’s and was so strong till the end of her life … I tried to be a care taker for her many times and assisted her in daily chores when she was not able to do them herself . She lived alone […]

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Lisa

Caregiver for 15 year(s) Ya know, if there’s one thing I hate, it’s Parkinson’s. That’s why I write about it, research it ceaselessly.…hound that beast down & beat it into oblivion. My husband ( the guy with it for 15 years now) almost blithely takes it in his stride – infuriating! Or is it. Just ‘cause he’s […]

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The Lenny & Mike Challenge

Diagnosed at 68 Lenny Carneiro is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at Mind & Mobility who specializes in working with people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Michael “Mike” Moran, age 73, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2011.  On April 24th, Lenny challenged Mike to do a 5k color run with him. When Lenny first […]

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Larry

  Diagnosed at 65 I had a successful business career through my 40’s but it never satisfied my deep desire to be a dancer, singer or perhaps an actor.  When the opportunity presented itself, I didn’t hesitate!  I was asked to audition for a film, Out to Sea, dancing and acting with several of my heroes, Donald […]

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Kevin

  Diagnosed at 53 I am now 58 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009. My symptoms began by feeling very stiff and sore. I have not learned that this is called rigidity. I also have myoclonic jerks, cognitive difficulties, balance issues at times and fatigue. The meds help tremendously. I ended up […]

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Kermit

  Diagnosed at 56 In the early 90’s I started experiencing unexplainable symptoms. I felt off center for some unknown reason. After consulting with a number of physicians, in many specialties, there was no consensus. In March 2004, I saw an orthopedic physician, when I started experiencing pain, numbness and tingling from my neck, radiating to […]

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Keith

  Diagnosed at 58 In November 2016 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, after noticing tremors in my left arm. My stomach sank and I did not know what to do. I did research online and read that exercise was a great deterrent of the disease. In April 2016, another Parkinson’s patient came into my gym […]

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Kathryn

  Diagnosed at 55 My journey with Parkinson’s began in August, 2008. I managed to keep my job as an elementary music teacher until last Fall, when I had DBS surgery. Now, as I deal with the aftermath of that surgery, and the changes it has introduced, I am keeping a blog online. My goal is […]

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Karen

Caregiver for 7 year(s) My Dad passed away in March, 1993, and Mom’s hands were shaking. At that time I had no clue about Parkinson’s Disease. In the beginning Mom continued to live her life without blinking an eyelash. I gave her encouragement—advising her to exercise her legs by getting a stationary bicycle and reading aloud to […]

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Karen

Caregiver for 15 year(s) My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1993. He was young, 47 years old. I was just 8. In the beginning, I just knew my dad had this disease but not much about it. He would just say things like “I’m stiff” or “I’m not feeling well today”. This man was my […]

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