This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

quick update

I drove 4 hours each way to take John to his doctor's appointment yesterday. We actually got home at a decent hour but I spent the evening trying work out tickets for Christmastime with frequent flyer miles. I thought I had it, but in the end it didn't work--very frustrating.

The Parkinson's specialist looked at the neuropsych testing results and he said of John's lowest score: "This test is the canary in the coal mine for Lewy Body." He told John he needs to understand that his judgement is impaired and trust me. I'll tell the story with more details this evening.

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