As a member of this forum for many years there is always something new to learn from others and also, sometimes, something that I can contribute, through living with Parkinson, as a carer for my OH, who was diagnosed aged 47, some 18 years on.
Yes, there are probably many who do not wish to access this forum because it is rather doom and gloom at times, (the good news section would be a good addition, take note Admin.). I can't see a time when I will ever not need to use the forum as the exchange of experiences is of real importance to me and I think to many other members.
Hughes, 18 years on, of course we are not living the same life, I wish!!!
I am the membership secretary of our local branch and I receive, every month, a membership list of those who subscribe to PUK for our area. Over half of those members do not attend our meetings.It took me a long time to get my OH to attend our meetings because he did not want to see what the future held but we have just been to one of monthly meetings today and it was indeed a great afternoon. The buzz was enormous and only quietened when our guest speaker rose to speak to us.