An Incurable Optimist Confronts an Incurable Disease in His Recent Documentary

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease that has affected many celebrities over the years, including Muhammad Ali, Neil Diamond, Jesse Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Linda Ronstadt. But of course the most notable celebrity with the … [Read more...]

A Personal Message about Parkinson’s, Depression, and Planned Suicide 

My brother, Jory, ended his own life and suffering yesterday through a very deliberate planned suicide. Jory fought a brave battle for many years as he struggled with major depressive disorder since his early twenties and was … [Read more...]

Part 2: New Amazing Parkinson’s Diagnostic Tools and Treatments 

Q. I read your newsletter this past Tuesday about the amazing new diagnostic tools and treatment options available for Alzheimer’s. Is there anything similar for Parkinson’s? My dad is 75 and suffers from Parkinson’s, and any new … [Read more...]

It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month: How Michael J. Fox Is Forging Ahead

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”- Michael J. FoxApril is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a good time to learn about the … [Read more...]

Is a Parkinson’s Epidemic on the Horizon?

Q. We just found out that my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I don’t know much about Parkinson’s, except that it is a progressive neurological disease with no cure and that it affects movement. The doctor said that … [Read more...]

Not Alone: A Daughter and Her Dad Battle Parkinson’s Together

When Kelly's dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 20 years ago, she researched the disease and the best treatment options for him. Little did she know that she too would be diagnosed with the same devastating disease four … [Read more...]

You Don’t Smile Anymore . . . What’s Wrong?

Gerald has plenty of reasons to be pleased with his life. He had a career as a successful business owner, and now he enjoys a comfortable retirement with his wife, Mary. He has four grandchildren with whom he spends as much time … [Read more...]

What’s Your Secret, Michael J. Fox?

Michael J. Fox has had Parkinson’s Disease for 26 years. Yet, he is still smiling. At 55, the father of four is happily married to actress Tracy Pollan, and his mind is still as sharp as a tack. Against all odds, he has continued … [Read more...]

The Amazing Power of Stem Cells for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases

Andrea’s father has had Parkinson’s for more than 15 years. When she visits him, she notices his motor skills are diminishing and he is becoming quite difficult to understand. She holds back her tears, as she remembers the man who … [Read more...]

Muhammad Ali’s Vision Was Realized

For more than 20 years, Rachel’s father has had Parkinson’s Disease. When she first moved to the DC area in 1998, her father walked with a cane, and although his hands shook a little, he was still able to dance with her at her … [Read more...]

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