as we approach caregiver month ..I want to honor those caregiver who have lost their loved ones this year…

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If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. (poem: if tears could build a stairway to heaven- unknown)

When I was in New York City last week I had the pleasure of meeting many great people including this wonderful team of son and father from New Jersey. They were there celebrating the life of their mom and spouse respectably. It was a bitter sweet moment for the duo. They came to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in her honor. After battling Parkinson’s for 18 years, she had finally succumbed to this chronic progressive neurologic illness and passed away a month prior to the walk in Central Park.

As I was fumbling to find words of encouragement and comfort to these two individuals who were obviously grieving, it dawned on me that we as a Parkinson’s community seldom…

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