Parkinson’s LITE is a funny, real-life story about a not-so-funny disease.
Readers follow Marie and Pat, a married couple, who in an attempt to cope with Parkinson’s, wind up switching roles. Pat, the retired cop accustomed to great Italian meals and endless pampering becomes the caretaker, maid, dog walker, and cook (the latter of which he compares to an acute case of Shingles). We watch Marie slowly lose her independence and become totally dependent on her exhausted, stressed out husband.
The story is real. The characters are real. The volatile, laugh-out-loud situations that arise are real.
Arguing while he’s helping her buck-naked body out of the tub.
Fighting over an egg roll.
Pat, never saying the right thing to assuage their arguments.
Parkinson’s LITE, at its core, is inspirational. This glimpse into Marie’s life details her amazing progress and gives hope and positive reminders to those who suffer from Parkinson’s and other debilitating diseases.