Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Parkinson's Disease: Narrative From A Spouse

From The Times (UK):

Case study: ‘It’s hard to recognise the man I married’
Judith Magill’s retirement dreams were dashed when her husband, Patrick, had Parkinson's disease diagnosed aged 57
21 September 2009

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"People die with Parkinson’s disease, not of it,” said the specialist to my husband, Patrick, when he got the diagnosis at the age of 57. He was upbeat, though leaving us in no doubt that the condition would worsen. Parkinson’s would nibble away at Patrick’s physical and, if we were unlucky, his mental reactions. It would fundamentally change our lives after just two years of marriage.

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