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Parkinson’s Diagnosis

I retired in May 2017 after 35 years as a staff nurse and in June 3 weeks after I was given the diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Still struggling to accept it all this was not part of the retirement plan!!! I have read to the nth degree to my detriment I might add! I am terrified about the possibility of getting lewy body dementia which is overtaking my life. Having said all that I am better than I was and looking back in had had various non motor symptoms for year or two.

It’s good to be in touch with those who are going through similar or same problems as at times I have felt isolated. BTW don’t think I introduced myself so ….Hello my name’s Helen.

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  • Chris H. moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi, Helen – thanks so much for telling us a little about yourself. I’m sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis; I’m sure it has thrown a wrench in the retirement plan. This community understands the fears and concerns associated with PD. I thought I’d share this article that offers some perspective on this: In addition to online communities like, many have found that seeking in-person support to be beneficial. You can use this tool to find support groups that are near you: I hope this is helpful! We’re glad to have you here. – Chris, Team Member

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