My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 5 years ago although she certainly was suffering it's effects for at least two years before. Because she has no tremor people do not understand (or in some cases even try to understand) the limitations it imposes - no driving any more, walking ability without support limited to about 100 yards, constant danger from falls and inevitably memory problems. I am proud to be her caregiver but wish that the health awareness community would give the same level of attention to research needs as it does for cancer. My wife had cancer and has survived it but she is often depressed at the apparent lack of interest in supporting the efforts of The National Parkinson's Foundation and other organizations that finance help to find a cure for this slow and devastating illness.
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