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I was officially diagnosed with PD in 2015, but now recognize that symptoms were occurring as early as 1983–I just didn’t know the odd body changes I noticed were indications of PD: loss of sense of smell for example (couldn’t smell the brownies baking or the baby’s dirty diaper). Hah. Didn’t even know PD existed.

After moving to a large urban area from a rural low population community, I am getting good medical care and am doing much better handling current symptoms such as: balance issues, tremor, hand writing difficulties, and drooling.

My medical team is shaping up: primary geriatric doctor, neurologist, physical therapist, PD focused Psychologist, and personal family caretaker.

I would like to have a community based support group (like Al-Anon for example) but haven’t been able to locate one yet. Unfortunately I don’t drive anymore. Wonder if anyone can suggest/recommend one in the greater Cleveland area. Thanks.

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  • Chris H. moderator
    2 years ago

    Glad to meet you, too, @annielizzie! Thanks for sharing your story with us. I’m so glad to hear that you’re doing well. It seems like you have quite the healthcare team assembled. That’s awesome! I was actually able to find a website with some support groups in the Cleveland area here. I hope one of these options work for you! In the meantime, you’re always welcome to share and connect here. Thanks again! – Chris, Team

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