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By makrivah On 2016.12.31 11:14
I'm just curious about this. We seem to have a range from just diagnosed to 20+ years. Just a simple post will do.

My Husband was diagnosed in Sept 2005 = 11 years. Lost his sense of smell in 1984.

By LOHENGR1N On 2016.12.31 11:24
Me April 1986

By flowers12 On 2016.12.31 12:26
My hubby was diagnosed 2008 but had tremors for 2 years prior.

By jcoff012 On 2016.12.31 13:04
My husband was in March 2009, so almost 8 years. He, too, had tremors the year before dx. He will be 69 in March.

By VioletV On 2016.12.31 13:24
My husband was diagnosed in July 1996 20+years ago.

By Daisy123 On 2016.12.31 15:11
DH was diagnosed in 2007 but had drastic motor problems since 2006 and other unrecognised symptoms for many years prior to that.

By Sheridan On 2016.12.31 20:47
My husband diagnosed in 17 years ago. He was 44 years old. Looking back he had symptoms for several years before but took awhile to all add up. He never had a good sense of smell...

By dans316 On 2017.01.01 04:33
My wife June at age 69 in October 2006 but had tremors and shuffling of feet about a year prior to that. The "honeymoon" period lasted about 3 years, but then it was a more or less gradual decline until the end of life in July 2015.

By mylove On 2017.01.01 10:19
L&I reports the date of my husband's injury as July, 1998, but in reality it was probably there for longer. He is still my rock, my best friend, my hero, and no regrets. Disabled but not down with the meds still hanging in there. He's YOPD/probably Parkinsonism vs older age PD, though.

By LOHENGR1N On 2017.01.01 11:54
Yes the experts estimate Parkinson's has been doing it's dirty business of killing cells for 5 to 10 years before symptoms appear that lead to a diagnoses. ML, I like to call myself differently able, I still function fairly well but I just have to do some things different. (small victories)

By Lynnie2 On 2017.01.01 14:48
My husband was diagnosed in 2007 at 59 years of age, so over 9 years.
Dementia started 18 months ago about 4 months after lung surgery.

By EachDay On 2017.01.01 15:23
My husband was diagnosed in 1997 at age 49.

By mylove On 2017.01.01 16:50
I like that, Al. :)

By makrivah On 2017.01.01 17:29
I'm loving that y'all are replying. I find this fascinating.

Happy New Year!

By Mary556 On 2017.01.02 08:07
Not sure... maybe 10 years? ~ age 75 to 85. At first, Dr said "restless legs"... PCP may hesitate to tell PWP if they do not seem ready to accept DX? Mom's final three years were very difficult.

By LC On 2017.01.02 14:26
My DH was officially diagnosed in 2008 at the age of 60. I first noticed his lack of arm swinging when we walked. I believe he had the disease long before the actual diagnosis.

By carman96 On 2017.01.02 17:09
My husband was diagnosed with PD in 2004, PD Dementia in 2009. He's 70 now.

By SparkysGal On 2017.01.03 16:13
My husband was diagnosed with PD in 1999 at age 46. I noticed tremors in his right hand initially in the fall of 1998.

By IneedHelp On 2017.01.03 20:05
I am new to this sight ... and I am trying to maneuver the pages ? any helpful suggestions ?..But to comment I take care of My Husband last year 2015 he was diagnosed with PD but he also has Dementia , he is not wanting to swallow his slivia , and seems to have a hard time drinking water . what can I expect ? is this a normal symptom ? I have looked for info but I can't find any Info to help me ... Iam beside my self..he is 77 years old, been diagnosed with Alzheimer/ Dementia for 7 years

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