Category: Parkinson's Awareness Month

From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another

From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another
Out with the old. In with the new. April is over. It’s the end of “National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.”  Thirty days to raise awareness and money to make the lives better for the more than ten million people suffering with the disease. Hopefully, the money raised will eventually lead to a cure. So long P.D.... Read more »

John Havlicek and Parkinson's Disease: He lived his life like his basketball career...understated

John Havlicek and Parkinson's Disease: He lived his life like his basketball career...understated
Havlicek steals it! Over to Sam Jones. Havlicek stole the ball! It’s all over! It’s all over! Johnny Havlicek is being mobbed by the fans. It’s alll over! Johnny Havlicek stole the ball. When you think about the basketball career of Boston Celtics Hall of Fame legend John Havlicek, the above call, from Celtic’s broadcaster,... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?
I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink No, no, no It’s time to go to sleep. You get in your bed. Get cozy under your blankets. You close your eyes and…. YOU’RE BRAIN TURNS... Read more »
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Celebrities living their life with with Parkinson's Disease

Alan Alda may be the new face of Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 2015 and made it public last year. The former MASH star is as active as ever. He writes, acts and has a podcast. Alda is proof that Parkinson's doesn't end your life.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. It’s thirty days to spread the word about the disease that affects more than ten million people worldwide. That’s 10,000,000 people! Parkinson’s doesn’t play favorites. The age range goes from early-onset cases in their twenties to senior citizens in their eighties-nineties. A Parkinson’s patient could be one of your... Read more »

Parkinson's doesn't mean the end of your life

Parkinson's doesn't mean the end of your life
It’s the final day of April. That means it’s the end of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Thirty days in which our community tries to make the world aware of this disease that affects millions of people. One thing I always like to let people know is that a P.D. diagnosis is not the end of... Read more »

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened
In a year that has been so improbable… the impossible has happened! It was October 15, 1988. Game one of the World Series between the heavily favored Oakland A’s and the underdog Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning with the A’s leading 4-3 on a Grand Slam Home Run by Jose Canseco.  The... Read more »
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Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now

Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now
Welcome to April. Spring. Baseball. Easter. Final Four. April Fool’s Day….and the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. My opportunity to help bring a little awareness to the disease that’s affecting the lives of millions. This blog started five years ago as a way to talk about my adventures, thrills and spills with Parkinson’s Disease. Five years... Read more »

Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson's Disease?

Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson's Disease?
What is now the largest health issue for athletes? If your first guess is concussions, you’d be correct, especially in football and hockey. Head injuries have led to a lower life expectancy because of an increased chance to get Alzheimers/Dementia and ALS. What about Parkinson’s Disease? There are fifteen world class athletes who have been... Read more »

Fifteen athletes with Parkinson's Disease

Al Arbour had a long career as a defenseman in the National Hockey League. He won three Stanley Cups as a player and four more as the coach of the New York Islanders. He died in 2015 at age 82.
We’re in the final week of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. The disease plays no favorites and attacks people from all areas of life and occupations. A lot of athletes have or had Parkinson’s. Their sports vary from track and cycling to football and hockey. Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson’s? Maybe…maybe not. The experts... Read more »
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How did you celebrate "Louie Louie" Day?

How did you celebrate "Louie Louie" Day?
Happy Louie Louie Day. Really…and it’s not just Louie Louie Day. It’s INTERNATIONAL Louie Louie Day!! Wow. People all of the world are celebrating. All seven continents!! How did you celebrate? Did you watch Animal House? Did you listen to the song? Did you sing along and if you did, did you sing the dirty... Read more »
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