Category: Parkinsons

Memory loss: Is it Parkinson's Disease or the aging process?

Memory loss: Is it Parkinson's Disease or the aging process?
The management group for the building I live in likes to think of their properties as upscale. Some of their buildings have flags on the outside. Others have a doorman. One has a dude sitting behind a desk that acts like a concierge. Yep, being home is like being at the Four Seasons. To enter our... Read more »

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye
“I’m afraid of suffering, but I’m not afraid of dying.” Linda Ronstadt first noticed changes to her voice in 2000. By the time of her last performance in 2009, she said she was yelling, not singing. Four years later, Ronstadt revealed she had Parkinson’s Disease. It’s affected her vocal chords which makes it impossible for... Read more »

Daryl Dragon, Essential Tremors and Parkinson's Disease

Daryl Dragon, Essential Tremors and Parkinson's Disease
Daryl Dragon died yesterday. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, I’m sure the above photo does. He was the Captain in pop duo, The Captain and Tenille.  Among their famous songs were “Muskrat Love”, “Do That To Me One More Time” and the number one hit/ Grammy Award winning “Love Will Keep Us Together.” The... Read more »
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George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease

George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease
George H. W. Bush is being buried later today. It’s been reported that part of his cause of death was due to Parkinson’s Disease. That’s not quite true. There are lots of health issues/other diseases that mirror Parkinson’s but are not. Johnny Cash was originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s but the diagnosis was wrong. It turned... Read more »

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease
When you think of Michael J. Fox, what first comes to mind? Is it Alex P. Keaton from “Family Ties?” Marty McFly from “Back to the Future?” Maybe his characters from “Teen Wolf”, “Spin City” or “The Good Wife?” I think his legacy will be the work that he’s doing in the fight against Parkinson’s... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2018

The start -finish line for the Moving Day walk.
Sunday was the annual Moving Day walk in Lincoln Park. Sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation, it’s the yearly opportunity for the Parkinson’s community to meet up, bond, share stories and take a walk along the lakefront. It also raises money which helps to sponsor programs that make life better for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This... Read more »
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You'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone
Sunday morning. October 14th. Lincoln Park. Just south of the zoo. Just west of the lake. Time to take a walk! This week is the annual Moving Day walk sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the yearly event that helps raises money to make the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease better. It’s one of... Read more »

Remembrances of Stan Mikita

Remembrances of Stan Mikita
The heroes you make when you are young are the best. They get you interested in an activity that you’ll love throughout your life. It could be sports, music, politics, art, entertainment or whatever; you’ll always remember fondly the ones you idolized when you were a child. I first found hockey in 1961. I was... Read more »

Alan Alda's life proves that a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis is not a death sentence

Alan Alda's life proves that a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis is not a death sentence
Alan Alda outed himself. His thumb was noticeably twitching. He wanted to be the first to tell his story, so Alda gave an interview to “CBS This Morning” and announced he has Parkinson’s Disease. He was diagnosed in 2015 after getting a check up because he was acting out his dreams. That’s not one of the normal symptoms... Read more »
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Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease
Today is the start of the British Open Golf Championship. What is now referred to as the Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. First played in 1860, in Scotland; the 147th edition of this championship will return to Scotland’s Carnoustie. Almost all the all-time great players have won multiple Open... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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