From the Observation Deck

A little over two years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and shortly thereafter joined thie Caregiver’s Forum on this Web site – for two reasons: First, I thought it would provide me and my caretaker with valuable insight into the disease, its...

The Leash

As my Parkinson’s symptoms escalate, I have begun wondering about when my caregiver will have to put on “the leash.” With my typical male ego apparent, I have already steadfastly refused to accept help in managing several PD symptoms. Among the...

Ain’t No Mountain Higher

Reflecting on my initial reaction when my neurologist confirmed a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, I must admit I had no clue as to what to expect. While awaiting my first appointment I did a few internet searches and did get some meaningful insight into such...

The Symptoms I Hate

What follows is a peek into the mind of a PD Patient. In the early stages of this disease, I find these symptoms particularly bothersome: Tremors: Fortunately this symptom does not, as yet, have a serious impact on my day-to-day activities. My tremors are quite mild,...