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...]

$10,000 a month! Why don’t they take it seriously?

Q. My parents are in their 70's and I am a caregiver for them, while working part-time and raising a family. My father has had Parkinson's for fifteen years and is no longer mobile. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Local High School Student Invents App to Identify Signs of Parkinson’s

Dear Baxter, My mother was taking pictures at my daughter's birthday party, and felt shaky holding the camera. This has happened in other instances, also. Recently, she's complained that her muscles are stiff, and her balance … [Read more...]

Alternative Ways to Stave Off Parkinson’s

Fred Ransdell, who has had Parkinson's since 1996, is an avid runner. (Source: The Dallas Morning News) Parkinson's disease, a degenerative movement disorder of the central nervous system, was discovered nearly 200 years ago. … [Read more...]

Caregiving Across the Miles

Q. I live in Northern Virginia, 700 miles away from my parents, who are in Florida. My father has Parkinson’s and insists on staying in our family home. His mobility has diminished, and I worry about him falling nearly every day. … [Read more...]

Embracing Green Living as we Age

Q. My mother, Phyllis, is very environmentally conscious. She recycles and finds a creative use for nearly everything. Green living is among her top priorities. Ever since my father died, my mother has had a hard time living … [Read more...]