I was a care partner for my husband when he was diagnosed at age 52. We struggled to get a firm diagnosis from three different neurologists, but with a diagnosis finally in hand, we developed a comprehensive wellness plan for my husband. Every day is a unique Parkinson’s adventure, and I understand the importance of staying engaged in activities you love or finding new ones. Challenge your mind, beliefs, and thoughts. Get up, move, and live. Parkinson’s takes a marriage partnership to a new level.
I am currently a leader and hold educational support group meetings for the ParkinsonLife Corporation (pdLIFE), a Tampa, Florida, nonprofit. I volunteer weekly at their wellness exercise classes provided free to the Parkinson’s Community.