You, Me, and PD is a unique conversation between Jeremy Likness who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's Disease in early 2020, and his caregiver and wife, Doreen. They host candid conversations about living with Parkinson's Disease, share stories and tips, and discuss the physical and emotional impact of the diagnosis. Learn about their approach to exercise, nutrition, supplements, faith, estate planning, and coping with grief. Join them on a special journey through challenge and triumph and share in their combined hope for a cure on the horizon.
Grief and Loss
In this last episode of Season 1, Jeremy and Doreen share the tragic losses they experienced around the same time as his diagnosis. They talk about moving through grief, how stress and depression trigger Parkinson's Disease symptoms, and share some of the things you can do to reduce the burden on your loved ones when you pass.
Facing the Music with David Loud
Jeremy is joined by David Loud, a renowned Broadway music director, arranger, actor, and now author with his upcoming book, "Facing the Music: A Broadway Memoir." David shares the story of hiding his symptoms, a key moment when he had to face reality, the shock of his diagnosis, and the hidden blessings he found in ending a career that spanned decades to start a new vocation. Anyone impacted by Parkinson's Disease will relate to his powerful and sincere story that is both humbling and encouraging.
The Next Generation
What's it like to find out that a loved one like your own dad was just diagnosed with PD? In this episode, Jeremy is joined by a very special guest: his daughter, Lizzie, who shares her perspective with learning about the diagnosis, witnessing the symptoms, and thinking about the future. She has some very good advice for both those newly diagnosed with PD and the ones they love.
A Time for Change
After receiving his diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, Jeremy Likness and his wife and care partner Doreen had to make a few changes. In this episode, they share what the path forward felt like after the diagnosis and share their experiences that highlight the impact of Parkinson's Disease on everyday living.
That Parkinson's Thing
Jeremy and Doreen discuss the events leading up to his diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and their initial reaction.