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by Barbara McGraw
by Don Kent
by Peggy Bushy
As with many, my husband, Jim, was diagnosed first with Parkinson's in 1996 by his neurologist. Jim lived a fairly normal life except for falling a lot and he could still play golf, his passion...
My partner was diagnosed with Lewy Body this year(2011) in April. The rapid decline in his health and abilities have changed my life. Here is a short poem I wrote for him last night as I was...
My husband and I were both suffering from Post Traumatic Syndrome when we lost our home in Katrina. We moved from New Orleans to Knoxville to be near our daughter. Then, in 2006, his symptoms were...
My mother was diagnosed with Lewy Body in 2006. It is horrible. I don't think I can describe everything that I feel. My mom no longer recognizes me. I feel I lost her sometime ago The anger...
August 6th, 2011
Happy Birthday dear Dad
Today a party was to be planned
Food, family and friends
Laughter, memories and stories
You were to turn 75 years old
Your life is what we were to celebrate...
My fiance who is 63 was diagnosed with Parkinsons months ago. I noticed memory problems, simple things he couldn't remember how to do. Then one night he saw "people" in our house,...