In this episode, we look at the relationship between Parkinson’s and sleep. We speak to Cormac and Mary Mehigan, a couple based in Limerick, Ireland, who’ve been married for nearly 25 years. Cormac was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago but has experienced active dreaming and sleeplessness for around six years.
They are joined by Brian Magennis, a Parkinson’s advanced nurse practitioner in Dublin. Brian is one of only four specialist Parkinson’s nurses in the whole of Ireland – and has a close personal connection to the condition as his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 28.
In this open, honest – and sometimes emotional – conversation, Cormac and Mary discuss how these symptoms affect their everyday lives and Brian shares his advice on getting a good night’s sleep.
The Parkinson’s Life podcast is produced by Speak Media on behalf of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe. For the latest research and information on how to improve your sleep with Parkinson’s, visit EPDA.eu.com/sleepwell.
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