Everyone's experience of living with Parkinson's is unique. Here, real people living with Parkinson's share their stories about the challenges and joys of living with Parkinson's - about adjusting to diagnosis, dealing with employment issues, finding the endeavors (academic, artistic or athletic) that are therapeutic to their symptoms and/or outlook...and more.
Your story, too, could inspire others whose lives have been affected by PD. Share your story today.
Posted on June 10, 2009By Sandy CohenI was diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson's disease when I was 31 years
old. However, I was symptomatic for two years before my official diagnosis. It was after my husband and I...
Posted on June 02, 2009By Gary Sorkin
I noticed this thing happening to me about a year ago. It was too dumb to think it was anything but my imagination. I was having trouble putting on a jacket. ...
Posted on April 23, 2009By Nancy GrandoffIn March of 1998, a drastic change took place in my life. At first, the tremor had been barely noticeable. When it could no longer be ignored, I consulted a neurologist. ďYou...
Posted on April 23, 2009An Interview with Dan Kiefer
Dan Kiefer, a member of PDFís People with Parkinsonís Advisory Council (PPAC) and
a long-time member of Team Parkinson, a group that raises money for PD research,...
Posted on April 23, 2009By Carey Christensen
The intricate interplay between body and mind that characterizes Parkinsonís disease (PD) has fascinated me ever since my diagnosis in 1999. For me, good mental health is...
Posted on April 23, 2009By Carolyn Stephenson
Facing the future when you are living with a chronic disease like Parkinsonís disease (PD) is challenging for anyone. If you are like me and you ďlive alone with PD,Ē...
Posted on May 21, 2009By Brenda Harris
Exercise and helping others to exercise are my passions and have been integral to both my personal and professional life for over 30 years. I have worked in the fitness...
Posted on July 13, 2009By Sherri Woodbridge
When, at the age of eight, I was teaching school to my students - my monkey, Pinkie, my life-sized doll, Brenda, and my Raggedy Ann doll, Annie - English and creative...
Posted on July 13, 2009by Todd Bischoff, M.S., CCLS
"I'm sorry. You have Parkinson's disease." I stood in the parking lot, the receipt flapping in my trembling hand, completely stunned by the words I had just heard....