Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers Need Empathy

Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers Need Empathy

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Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers Need Empathy

“Thanks for putting into words my experience with Parkinson’s. I’m going to share your column with my doctor.” Readers of my “Possibilities with Parkinson’s” column have often made such comments. It’s a sincere compliment, and I’m very grateful that my words resonate with others. However, I can’t help but wonder about how we communicate our illness narrative to providers and family. If we can’t find the right words to share our experience, then how is…

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