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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

National Parkinson's Foundation

Roughly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s, which is second to Alzheimer’s as the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. According to the Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that causes a gradual loss of the nerve cells in the brain that produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine…

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Veteran visits “The Wall” after many years

Shepherd’s Staff In-home Care caregiver Jim shared this story about his client, a Vietnam war veteran: John, a 70-year-old Vietnam war veteran, has advanced Parkinson’s disease and limited mobility. During our early visits, John showed me his Air Force pictures and told me of  his wartime experience. He talked about…

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