Category: Parkinsons

Moving Day-Chicago 2019: A new location, but the the cause remains the same

After years of being in Lincoln Park, it was nice to see this sign to let me know I was in the right place. Thanks for the welcome.
Sunday was Chicago’s annual Moving Day walk. Sponsored by The Parkinson Foundation, the money raised helps fund programs to make the lives of people living with Parkinson’s Disease better. The location has been changed to the Soldier Field/Museum Campus area, but everything else remains the same….just bigger and better. Here’s a look at the some... Read more »

Are Parkinson's pharmaceutical commercials more hurtful than helpful?

Are Parkinson's pharmaceutical commercials more hurtful than helpful?
“I knew about the tremors, but when I started seeing things, I didn’t know what was happening.” In the last few years, we’ve been inundated with commercials for new drugs. Name a disease and there’s a new wonder drug that’s guaranteed to bring you relief. Here’s how these ads work: First, you’ll see someone in... Read more »

Another October, another Sunday, another Moving Day

Another October, another Sunday, another Moving Day
It’s almost time to go for another walk in the park. It’s almost time for another Moving Day. We do this every October. Thousands of people gather together to help raise money and awareness, in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. Patients, caregivers and supporters moving united as one along the lakefront. When you see the water,... Read more »
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"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" looks at the life and career of a legend

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" looks at the life and career of a legend
“Linda was like the queen. She was like what Beyoncé is now.”~Bonnie Raitt March 1, 1973. The Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Neil Young is the headliner performing in concert. He’s touring in support of his album “Harvest”, which was released a year earlier. The opening act that night is twenty-six year old Linda Ronstadt. In... Read more »

Six stories for six years at ChicagoNow

May 13, 2013. “Let me introduce you to one and only” was the title. Those were the first words I wrote at ChicagoNow. Today is the sixth anniversary of this blog. We’ve come a long way from day one. It’s gone from writing about one topic to so many different ones that I can’t keep... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »
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