When Your Romantic Partner Has Parkinson's Disease: An Interview with Laurie Sheridan

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This episode of The Shape of Care podcast features Laurie Sheridan, who speaks with warmth and humor as she describes what it’s like caring 24/7 for her husband, Ira, who has Parkinson’s Disease.

“The big early change was when he had to give up driving and I had to take over driving. Although we’re non-traditional in some ways, he always was the driver when we were both in the car. And that had to flip very quickly. And there’s a lot of power and control that goes with that that I wasn’t totally comfortable with at first.”