Yes, I have had many opportunities to educated family and friends about PD. Before my diagnosis I knew next to nothing about it and what I did know, or rather what thought I knew, was a myth (ie everyone who has Parkinsons has tremors.) Since then I have done quite a bit of research and surprisingly find new things about Parkinsons every day. There are a million of them and as you know it is a very complicated disease. It seems to me that there has been more press about PD this past year or so, most likely because of the number of celebrities who have come forward to say they have the Disease, still, most people I come across have no idea about it. I am happy to share my personal experience with anyone and to point out that others with PD may look different from me, feel different from me and have different symptoms.
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