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Sitting down for the first time with Marty Kranzbaum, you might not be able to tell how active and athletic he is. His calm, gentle demeanor belies the fact that he hardly knows how to sit still. The twinkling eyes help, but as Marty points out, you can't 'get' a person from a first impression. “You have to learn the person. I like to know people.”

Jeff Wides is a Ph. D. who had careers in both the corporate world and as a mental health counselor. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005, just as he and his wife, Jackie, were preparing to move from New Jersey to Florida.

So, how do we get from here to there? How do we get from recognizing the potential there is for our lives to be fulfilled while dealing with a progressive disease? How do we enable ourselves to deal with today’s issues? How do we identify our priorities? How do we put them in order? The heart-warming stories of courage and stamina...

My husband / caregiver and I agreed to conduct an information gathering session with fellow PDers to determine what the communications needs of a Parkinson support organization were...