Resilient: Living Relentlessly – a Column by Jo Gambosi

Foot Problems Are Challenging for My Sister, Who Has Parkinson’s

Many of us have likely said, “Oh, my aching feet,” especially after a long walk, run, or hike. As we age, our strength and agility decrease, increasing our chances of experiencing muscle soreness and stiffness. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), balance, walking, and gait issues are usually significant because…

An Honest Discussion About My Sister’s Bladder Issues

My sister, Bev, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2017 and is currently at stage 3 of the disease. Her present symptoms include gait and balance problems, short-term memory issues, chronic fatigue, and occasional difficulty swallowing. Additionally, because of both her age and PD, Bev experiences bladder…

Honoring My Parkinson’s Hero: My Sister, Bev

My sister, Bev, 84, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2017 after having undiagnosed symptoms for about eight years. She told me that while working as a nurse and then as an echocardiography technician, she experienced the shaking of her head and left hand. Bev also had some…

This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Let’s Focus on Hope

Since April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to write about reasons to have hope for people affected with the disease, as well as their caregivers. My sister Bev has stage 3 Parkinson’s (PD) and was diagnosed in 2017. She currently experiences hand…

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