When my husband, Arman, was diagnosed in 2009 with early-onset Parkinson’s disease at the age of 38, I learned everything I could about it.
I purchased every book I could get my hands on and searched the internet several times a day. I educated myself about the various types of Parkinson’s, as well as the symptoms, medications, side effects, clinical trials, and more. I thought that if I understood every detail about Parkinson’s, maybe we would be spared some of the disease’s awful effects.
I also tried to overprepare, hoping that my preparations would never be needed. Wouldn’t it be great if that actually worked?
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