Getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is life changing and not everyone handles it the same way. Some choose to share it with loved ones right away, and we’ve spoken to others who have kept it to themselves for years. While there’s no one right way to do it, two Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors share when and how it worked for them.
In this video, Rich talks about how he chose to share his diagnosis with friends and family.
In this video, Tom talks about why he wanted to share his diagnosis from the very beginning.
More Ideas on Family Communication and Parkinson’sCommunicating with Children about Parkinson’s with Connie Carpenter Phinney
How to Talk to Your Adult Children about Your Parkinson’s with Brian Reedy
How to Talk to Young Children about Parkinson’s with Dave Easterly
How to Talk to Adult Children about Parkinson’s with Mike Swanson
Communicating with the Extended Family about Parkinson’s with Nancy Hovey
On Inviting Adult Children into the Parkinson’s Conversation with Scott Anderson
Marriage and Parkinson’s with Steve Hovey
Do you have a question you’d like one of our Parkinson’s experts to answer?
Complete the form below, and we’ll either add it to our video series queue, or we’ll respond directly.
Want to Watch More Ask the Parkinson’s Expert Videos?
Head over to our YouTube channel to watch all 20+ video and be sure to subscribe so you know as soon as we post the next one.