Everyday Health - Joan Miravite, RN, BSN: “A Parkinson’s Caregiver for 23 Years: One Husband’s Story”

 – March 17, 2015  –– 

For most of their married life, Deryck Singh’s wife has had Parkinson's disease. He shares how he has transformed their home into a handicap-accessible one, goes to all of her doctor appointments, and still takes her on vacation every year. Once daily activities — like getting dressed, walking, and taking medications — become a struggle for a person with Parkinson’s, it’s important to rely on a caregiver, says Joan Miravite, RN, nurse practitioner for the department of neurology’s Center for Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. Learn more