Parkinson’s disease hits hard and does not discriminate. Unfortunately the stigma that comes with the disease is truly disturbing. There’s no know cause, no known diagnostic tool and no proven treatment plan.
Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004 and we lived with that diagnoses through 2004 and most of 2005 along with the devastation caused by his bipolar disorder. Please note that many psychiatric drugs may cause Parkinson’s disease but we didn’t know that at the time. Because there’s not a definite test to diagnose the disease, we don’t know why Tom trembles and it is severe enough to keep him from doing the things he loves.
Paula’s blog is of utmost importance to everyone. Please read and pass it on.