Parkinson's disease

Anna - Interview 29

Female

Brief outline: Her partner was diagnosed with PD 18 months ago. So far he doesn't need medication and they have told very few people about the diagnosis

Background: Her partner was diagnosed with PD 18 months ago. So far he doesn't need medication and they have told very few people about the diagnosis

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When Anna’s partner first consulted a neurologist about symptoms he had been having when running he did not tell her about it. When soon after he told her the outcome of the consultation she understood his reasons having herself undergone tests for a potentially serious condition without telling him beforehand. Having decided not to tell any but a very few friends and relatives, mainly to protect their teenage children who they feel do not need to be burdened with this knowledge at this point, Anna has some difficulty not being able to be open about  her concerns both with her partner and friends.

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