My heart goes out to all of you who have a Parkinson sufferer in the family who has gambling problems. We went through the same thing. My wife had Parkinson's for 25 years and she became a serious gambler.
I started to write about this in 2011 soon after she died. But then I realised that simply getting the facts down wasn't enough. So I widened the focus, changed to fiction - and surprised myself with the results. It is not the normal sort of memoir at all!
Against my better judgement I have to admit that it was an adventure - if something of a roller coaster. But I hope by picking out the positives I can help soften the downsides.
But if I can make the point that a diagnosis of Parkinson's is not the end of the world? It is the start of a new life. The old rule book is torn up. You have to begin again.
If anybody wants to talk to me about the gambling side, then I would be very happy to reply.
Counterpart by Rorie Smith. Available via Amazon as kindle or paperback. Also from Tan Tan Books.
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