In 2011 during his morning jog, Spencer noticed a tremor in his right hand. Not thinking anything of it, he didn’t get serious about seeking treatment until his sisters, who were nurses, insisted that he talk to a doctor. In late summer of 2013, Spencer’s family doctor prescribed a light dosage of Sinemet and gave him a referral to a neurologist. After upping his medication and adding another to his treatment, Spencer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Attending The Victory Summit® event in Salt Lake City got Spencer interested in learning more. Participating in support groups and finding more information on how to live well with Parkinson’s was how Spencer got involved with reorganizing his local support group. Following the Power for Parkinson’s programming model, Spencer’s group now meets monthly, brings in speakers, provides three different weekly exercise classes, and offers a monthly luncheon with an activity to their community.
Living well for Spencer means having the capability to participate in regular activities without being limited by his Parkinson's. Participating in activities, such as singing, bowling with his wife, and volunteering at his church, helps Spencer to live well today.
Ask Spencer about:
- Support Group Involvement
- Community Involvement