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Life With Shaky Patient Expert

Lynchburg, Virginia
I am thirty-something work-from-home mom/stepmom to four wonderful children.   I have been married to the love of my life, Shaky, for six years.  I run a daycare out of my home and am very involved in Parkinson's Disease advocacy and fundraising. 
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As Posted on the National Parkinson's Foundation by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health From the National Parkinson's Foundation - Care Partner Needs: Survey ResultsA survey of care partners to people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) illustrates the challen ... Read on »
Parkinson's Interview with Anonymous by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Q:  What is your age and sex? PWP:  54 Male Q:  What was your age at the time of diagnosis? PWP:  50 Q:  Why types of physician are you seeing – a family ... Read on »
My Life as the Hummingbird by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Some months ago, while updating the blog, I changed the background to a pink silhouette of hummingbirds.  At the time, I didn't really know why I chose that as the new b ... Read on »
Lost in Translation by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Easter morning, on the way home from church - Keith:  So what all do you have to do to get ready for Easter dinner? Me:  Well, that's kind of a loaded question.  ... Read on »
Interview with Meg, of Data Driven Health Care Solutions by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Q:  What is your name, age, and occupation? Meg:  My name is Meg Duggan. I am 50 years old and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. Until this fall, I was the Executive Direct ... Read on »
What Am I Worth? by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health For years the question from Keith has always been How will I provide for my family if something happens to me?  We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our family will ... Read on »
It's About Time by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Keith and I are a little late in the game when it comes to watching the film Love and Other Drugs, but we aren't much into movies, so better late than never.  Although not t ... Read on »
Thank You for Supporting the APDA! by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thanks to all of you who are supporting the APDA  and Life With Shaky  by purchasing products from our shop!  As most of you know April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, and a ... Read on »
The Difficulty in Getting an Accurate Diagnosis by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health There are so many syndromes out there with Parkinson-like symptoms, or parkinsonism, that getting an accurate diagnosis can take years.   Parkinsonism is any group of neurol ... Read on »
Shaky's Kids Interview with Bryan, Part II by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The conclusion of my interview with my stepson and Shaky's son, Bryan Q: What advice do you have to give Young Onset PWP about raising children while dealing with PD? ... Read on »
Parkinson's Interview with Ben and Michelle, Part III by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The final interview with Ben and Michelle! Q:  Do you feel you currently face special challenges in your relationship because of PD?  What challenges, if any, do you se ... Read on »
Shaky's Kids Interview with Rielly-Anne by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Rielly-Anne talks about her PD children's book - Read on »
Shaky's Kids Interview with Bryan, Part I by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Here is what Bryan had to say about having a father with Parkinson's disease Q: What is your age and occupation? 27, Dental Technician Q: How are you related t ... Read on »
Parkinson's Interview with Ben and Michelle, Part II by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Here is more of what Ben and Michelle have to say - Q:  Explain how you told the rest of your family, your children and your friends that you have PD? Ben:   I'm pre ... Read on »
Shaky's Kids Interview with Joe by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health  Q:  What is your age? Joe:  14 Q:  What is your relationship to Shaky? Joe:  He is my step dad. Q:  Do you remember when Shaky was diagnosed with Parkinson's ... Read on »
Shaky's Kids Parkinson's Interviews by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Life With Shaky's interview series will include Q & A sessions with Shaky's Kids, to be posted each Wednesday.  Our own childern will be interviewed, and they have a lot to ... Read on »
Helping Dad with Parkinson's by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health An adorable video clip of Rielly-Anne talking about her daddy and PD. Read on »
PD Interview with Ben and Michelle, Part I by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have had the privilege to interview a couple friends of ours, Ben and Michelle.  Ben is a PWP and Michelle is his loving partner.  We conducted this interview via email, a ... Read on »
Exciting New Website for PWP by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Data Driven Health is an interactive online journal that keeps track of medication, dosages, and on/off times for PWP.  The site was set up by Meg and her older sister, who ... Read on »
Parkinson's Interviews by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Parkinson's Interviews series scheduled for January has been pushed back a couple of weeks.  They were supposed to have been posted weekly beginning the first week of Ja ... Read on »