Joyce

Caregiver for 10 year(s) My husband started out 10 years ago with a slight tremor and we were sent to a neurologist to “rule out Parkinsons”; he did all the mundane tests and said no Parkinson’s evident. Those tremors had continued through the years to worsen and I started doing my own research. We went back to […]

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Josh

  Diagnosed at 39 My name is Josh Robinson. I was diagnosed with Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease in March of 2013. I may have Parkinson’s, but it does not have me. They say exercise is the best therapy and I have chosen to pursue Powerlifting and the beautiful sport of Olympic Weightlifting. My mission in life started […]

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John

Diagnosed at 48 After I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease I was very depressed. Then I saw an ad for a Trackless Train. It really gave me a feeling of value and very pleasing to see children from babies to folks in there 90’s enjoying a ride on my train. But it was a sad day […]

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Joan

Diagnosed at 44 I am a wife to an amazing man. I am a mommy to 3 great kids, who have given me 5 grkids. I’m in the prime of my life. Working ungodly hours and then I started having weird things go on in my body. Oh by the way I’m a nurse…have been for […]

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Jim

Diagnosed at 42 I have always had an inquiring mind, and was fortunate to become a research scientist, a goal I identified in my High School Yearbook. Also in that yearbook (8 pages later) was a neighbor whom I dated in college and married, and who still supports me today – my wife Susan. I am […]

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Jan

  Diagnosed at 47 I will not go into the details of my diagnosis, as all of us have been through the shock, anger, disbelief, denial, etc. What I want my story to convey is that there is life after diagnosis. My motto is “Live with Parkinson’s, don’t LIVE Parkinson’s.” I did not let this disease […]

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Jacqueline

Caregiver for 11 year(s) Jacqueline came into her husband Alan’s life when he was 12. After being smuggled out of Europe and escaping to the United States, holocaust survivor, Jacqueline, was placed with a foster family that lived just a few steps away from his home. Becoming friends with his sister brought her into Alan’s life nearly […]

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Hildegard

Diagnosed at 80 About 8 years ago I started noticing that I had problems getting up out of chairs. Then it seemed as if my feet were glued to the floor and I could not move. But then I had a knee replacement and we thought that might have been the problem. Then oyher symptoms appeared: […]

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Helen

Diagnosed at 50 I have been a California resident most of my life.  I had a long and successful career as a CPA, wife, mother (2 sons), grandmother (3 grandsons) and dedicated volunteer.  My first exposure to Parkinson’s came when I was a young girl as I witnessed my paternal grandmother confined to a wheelchair from […]

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Glenn

Caregiver for 5 year(s) I was a caregiver for my 79 year old mother. She had Parkinson’s for 20 years. In her last 5 years of life, she also had Dementia. Her condition changed from a person who was able to walk, to a crippled woman who rode in a wheelchair. I personally cared for her day […]

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