April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month.  Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological disorder, after Alzheimer’s.  As many as 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease with men facing nearly twice the risk of developing the condition as women.  And like Alzheimer’s, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by…

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Caregiving at the end of the road

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about caregiving this week mainly because my mom got one of those phone calls about my grandmother.  You know the one where suddenly the usual struggle to care for someone long distance becomes a struggle to get to that person as they take a turn for the worse.

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