Category: Parkinsons

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: A little rain can't stop us

Thanks to the people from the Parkinson's Foundation for putting on Moving Day events throughout the country.
Sunday was the 6th annual Moving Day-Chicago walk, sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Neither rain, nor lightening/thunder, nor mud, nor flooding could keep us from having a great event. Yeah, there were problems but where there are problems, there are solutions. Everyone thrived under the conditions and the event went off as scheduled. Once... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles
Today was the 6th Moving Day-Chicago sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the annual walk where the Parkinson’s community meets up to bond and raise money to support local Parkinson’s programs. It’s my favorite charity event of the year. Moving Day is very much a feel good event and everyone leaves with good vibes. It’s... Read more »

Take the money and run...or walk

Take the money and run...or walk
Does it seems like there are lot of groups hitting us up for donations lately? Three hurricanes, the shooting in Las Vegas, a variety of Go-fund me pages for people in need and the usual other charity groups have all been active recently. All are great causes and in need of money to help people.... Read more »
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Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?

Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?
Have you ever heard stories of old guys/gals who drive their car into a coffee shop? What usually happens is they pull into the parking lot, start to park the car and hit the gas instead of the brake. BOOM!! Car heads into Starbucks. Give the guy a Venti Latte…is that even a thing? I’m... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections

Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections
If you write a health/wellness blog that focuses on a personal issue, you’re going to pass on some personal info. Some of it is entertaining and informational…at least I tell myself that. Other times you wonder if it borders on Too Much Information? I’m pretty sure this one has jumped the proposed wall on the... 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »
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