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Staying True to Your Passions as You Fight Parkinson's Disease

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The first time I met a client with Parkinson’s, I was very uneducated about the illness. Parkinson’s is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movements and causes nerve cell damage in the brain.

The nerve cell damage causes dopamine levels to drop, which is how Parkinson’s develops. Many individuals with Parkinson’s have to interrupt all aspects of their life to adjust to living with their disease.

One man I know used to be a pilot, but after getting diagnosed, he gave up flying. After weeks of discouragement and after selling his personal helicopter, he was depressed and down.

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