Muhammad Ali found a reward greater than any championship, when he married Lonnie Williams on November 19, 1986. At the time, he had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome. Later that diagnosis was changed to Parkinson’s disease, which meant Muhammad’s condition would progress as time went on. Never having met anyone with Parkinson’s disease, Lonnie felt alone. There was no one for her to talk to who was in a similar situation.
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Admittedly, she’s learned a lot about caregiving throughout the years. She says knowing more beforehand would have made life easier for her and her husband. Here’s her 10 tips for caregivers: