Gary, I am so grateful to you for this particular article. I cannot tell you how enlightening and encouraged I am by your explanation about the effects of stress on PwP. I am in my mid 50's and after 32 years working in various HR and Ops roles at a fairly senior level, I have had my share of stress and always coped with strategies that I even used to train others on. Nearly 6 years living with Parkinsons I react like a sponge to all the things you so clearly listed and somehow it made me feel "normal"! What I mean is that it is just part of the changes or as many refer to 'the journey'. Thank you so much for providing as article that I feel will help me, my husband, family and friends to understand a little more about the changes I am making to de stress my life as much as possible! Not easy with lively twin girls aged 11. I find when they go to school, my husband work, I love the solitude and peaceful time on my own. Trying hard not to become reclusive but it is when I have less and sometimes no symptoms. Sorry for the length of my reply but I just wanted you to know how much your article has impacted on me in a positive and very supportive way. Best wishes.