Posts in category "Parkinson's Awareness Month"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Ten artistic celebrities with Parkinson's Disease

Michael J. Fox is the face of Parkinson's Disease. He was diagnosed with early onset PD in 1991. His foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to find a cure.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Sadly, awareness is raised when a celebrity gets a disease. It definitely works that way in the Parkinson’s world. This is a gallery of celebrities in the arts who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.   Robin Williams wasn’t the only celebrity to get a Parkinson’s misdiagnosis. This is Johnny... Read more »

Would you take a test that let you know you might be at risk for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?

Would you take a test that let you know you might be at risk for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?
If there was a way to know that you were genetically at risk for Parkinson’s Disease would you want to know? What about for Alzheimer’s/Dementia? Now there is a way to find out. For $200, you can get a kit, put in a saliva sample, send it back and you’ll receive the results that will... Read more »

Ali Bomaye

Ali Bomaye
We’ve lost Muhammad Ali. Fuck Parkinson’s Disease! Fuck Boxing! When you’re a child who lives for sports, you have idols. For me it was Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax and at the top of the list was Muhammad Ali. I remember the Friday Night Fights on ABC. That’s where I first saw Ali, then Cassius Clay.... Read more »
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Why do we need all these made-up days?

Why do we need all these made-up days?
Happy National Peach Cobbler Day! Yeah, it’s a real thing. Sorry you missed it and didn’t get any cobbler? Yeah, me too. Don’t worry though, there are plenty more of these things to celebrate. This week alone we’ve had National Sibling Day, Eight Track Tape Day, Russian Cosmonaut Day, and Ex-Spouse Day. Sheesh. I mean... Read more »
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