About Shaky Paws Grampa
I am 66 and have been married for 45 years. We have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. I am currently a PD children's book author (see www.shakypawsgrampa.com
) and a speaker for patient perspective PD/ET/DBS advocacy. I enjoy writing, time with family and friends, church, singing, golf, tennis, camping, and other sports. I especially enjoy activities that involve meeting with and helping fellow patients and their caregivers as well as learning more about PD.
I have become involved in the "patient-centered" movement. I am a patient consultant for one clinical research study on PD Palliative Care that was approved for funding by PCORI and am part of the "team" for another on exercise and PD that has been submitted to PCORI. My blog was chosen by Healthline as a top PD blog for 2015. I will be a member of the media team for next years WPC in Portland.