After my retirement, my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, with Lewy Body dementia eventually added to the DX. Prior to that we were overseers of his mother’s Parkinsons caretaking. In the 8 years of being his caretaker, I learned much about my role and about PD from him (both as a patient and as a retired physician). People skills, caring, listening, patience, time management, gratitude for the joyful, happy times are some of the things I learned on this journey. Now I want to share what I learned with other caretakers.
My B.S. degree is in Business Administration. Work experience includes public schools, interfacing with students, staff, and parents daily, often in unscripted situations.