Caretakers or Carepartners: Is it Just Semantics?

There are two pet peeves of mine that I often hear at Parkinson’s support groups or Seminars. One is the constant reference of those individuals with PD in attendance as “patients.” A Google search of the definition of the word patient is: a person...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Why Should We Care?

April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) Awareness month, and throughout the country, local and national organizations will sponsor events. Money raised will go towards research, support groups, and community-based education and exercise programs. As many as 1 million...