Category: Parkinsons

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 »

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 »
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