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Parkinson's Support Group

Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in Parkinson's care. Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease. Talk about symptoms, treatment options, side effects, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back as often as you need to feel less alone.

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1 day ago
PatMess said...
I am sorry your support person thinks this is funny. Nothing funny about it. This person needs to walk in Your shoes for a day! my husband has also had his speech affected b... more
1 day ago
Marshmallow2 said...
My husband's speech is incomprehensible most of the time. I try to make things easier by asking yes or no questions. Or I'll give him a multiple choice question what do you want for dinner - the chicken? the fish? etc.
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10 days ago
lise rr said...
Donna, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry falling. I hope he does what he is told to do. Are you ok, do you have someone helping you with all of this. I am thinking about you and saying prayers for you both. Love and hugs...
10 days ago
PatMess said...
So sorry to hear about Jerry's fall. Will pray that he does what he needs to do to regain strength and mobility. Stay strong...
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11 days ago
soogate said...
I have always said somewhat jokingly that I don't want to be the strong one that I just want someone to take care of me. After spending the last three months recovering from ... more
11 days ago
soogate said...
Ok I didn't add those question marks... They were emoticons lol guess this site doesn't support them
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16 days ago
BobbieK said...
It is hard enough caring for a family member without taking on an InLaw into your home. And it sounds like your husband made a promise to his mother ... or feels guilty about l... more
16 days ago
Marshmallow2 said...
Your husband is supposed to put your feelings first, before his mother's. It says in the Bible that a man shall "cleave to his wife". He has no right to burden your life like... more
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17 days ago
Marshmallow2 said...
Depression is a symptom of PD. Speak with your husband's doctor. He could prescribe an antidepressant. Azilect is thought to have some (not much) neuroprotective affect. I re... more
17 days ago
PatMess said...
6 months is not a very long time to come to terms with a life changing diagnoses. He needs to grieve and get past anger feelings. It IS tough. He is going to need you there ... more
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18 days ago
LoriNannette said...
Thanks for sharing. It's wonderful to hear you had a good day. I hope tomorrow is just as good!
18 days ago
emptynest said...
So glad you & Gary had a good day. Hope you have many more. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers to life's victories!
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21 days ago
PatMess said...
Welcome, KTM15. Only been here a short while myself but LOVE the people on this site! So helpful and compassionate. My hubby is 10 yrs. Into PD and 2 yrs with the dementia. ... more
21 days ago
BobbieK said...
Dear KTM15, welcome! It took awhile for me to realize that if I wanted my husband strong, I would have to not just be a nag, but sometimes be a real witch! But his physical an... more
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21 days ago
lise rr said...
Donna, You are in my heart and I am praying that you find peace. Even when my Jerry couldn't talk to me anymore he was there and I could take care of his needs. Now I too am ... more
20 days ago
BobbieK said...
Donna (and Lise) sending hugs your way. Hard to comment sometimes, since I seem to get a call for help every time I try. :P Yep, had to stop before I could continue. LOL We s... more
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23 days ago
Juststu1 said...
I take comfort in the fact that she died on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
22 days ago
lise rr said...
Juststu1 I will pray for your family today,I know where you are and can only send hugs and prayers I buried my husband Jerry yesterday with full Military honors and the Prie... more
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25 days ago
soogate said...
Have no clue... What does family member's neurologist say?
25 days ago
Marshmallow2 said...
Who is Howard Shifke?
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