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  • The financial impact of Parkinson's

    Posted by Ally on July 23, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    It’s impossible to deny that Parkinson’s disease impacts all areas of our lives, including our financial well-being and stability. How was has having PD affected you financially? Did you have to stop working/retire? Do you have adequate health coverage to pay for treatments, physio, etc.? Have you had to sell or alter your home in order to live more easily/comfortably? Are you worried about your financial future?

    Ally replied 4 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Lou Hevly

    Member
    July 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    My job is teaching English, sitting in a room, 1-4 students at a time, zero stress. I love it and they’ll have to pull be out feet first; I wouldn’t retire if I won the lottery. I live in Catalonia, which has a very good healthcare system and subsidizes to a great extent the cost of prescription drugs. So in my case there has been no financial impact.

    • Ally

      Moderator
      July 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      That’s great to hear, Lou. Thanks for sharing!

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