My husbands' Parkinson's support group had a guest speaker , a neurologist, talk to us yesterday. We were able to ask many questions, and she even had a sense of humor, something I've never found in a neurologist before.
My husband is always saying he figures he will die soon, simply because he has Parkinson's. He is 77. I asked her what was the age of the longest living Parkinson's patient. She said she knew of some that had lived to be 100. She said Parkinson's patients die from something other than their disease, it could be a stroke, heart attack and so on. Everyone laughed over the question, but were glad I had asked. We were so relieved, we came home, he went for a good walk and then signed up for a cruise with the grand kids. Life is still left to be lived!