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Simon Stott: “Where Are We Now With Parkinson’s Research?”
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Simon Stott: “Where Are We Now With Parkinson’s Research?”

Here’s a great, recent video that addresses the question, “Where are we now with Parkinson’s research?”  The author/speaker, Simon Stott, is a post-doctoral researcher at Cambridge University, where he focuses on Parkinson’s disease.  I found this video on his website, The Science of Parkinson’s Disease, which is both highly technical as well as interesting and …

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“Golden Boy” Update: Boxing, Acting, Defeating Parkinson’s
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“Golden Boy” Update: Boxing, Acting, Defeating Parkinson’s

After I posted yesterday about the revival of the 1937 play “Golden Boy,” one of the people involved with the project (and with the organization which is sponsoring it, stoPD), Dr. Roberta Marongiu, wrote the following comment on a Facebook page where I had left a link to my post: Roberta Marongiu Thank you so much …

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Jane Pauley Interviews Michael J. Fox
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Jane Pauley Interviews Michael J. Fox

This morning, Jane Pauley interviewed Michael J. Fox on the TV show “CBS Sunday Morning.” It’s always amazing to hear Michael speak, and in this interview he is straightforward and serious. There’s also a small section where Pauley interviews a group of New York-area Parkies, including Michael. The entire segment is both sobering and inspirational. …

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Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith
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Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith

Robert Smith, a retired landscaping architect who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, has just come out with a book that explains how he turned his life around five years after his diagnosis. Apparently from 2006 until 2011, he was on a downward spiral, still working long hours and getting by primarily on Parkinson’s …

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Individual Parkies Taking Charge
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Individual Parkies Taking Charge

There’s been a bunch of articles recently about average Jane or Joe Parkies taking charge of their lives and speaking out.  Shall we review a few? 1. Mike Wood Lifts Weights Mike Wood, who lives in La Grande, Oregon, learned he had Parkinson’s three years ago, when he was 58.  At first he was devastated …

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“Time” for Parkinson’s
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“Time” for Parkinson’s

The online Time magazine has a great article on Margaret Bourke-White, the famous Life magazine photographer who developed Parkinson’s disease in 1953 and fought it tooth and nail so she could continue taking pictures.  But the 1950s were not a good time to come down with Parkinson’s; she didn’t have the drugs we take today (including …

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Parkinson’s Unity Walk – New York City
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Parkinson’s Unity Walk – New York City

Yesterday was the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York’s Central Park. The photo above shows the starting gate, where I was supposed to meet some friends from Europe (Andy Butler and the Radio Parkies crowd).  But I was way late because the New York City traffic was at a standstill, as the streets near Central …

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Canadian Parkie in the News
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Canadian Parkie in the News

Yesterday’s CBC News (in Canada) reported on Robyn Levy, a young woman with Parkinson’s who fights back through exercise and art.  (She was also a fellow official blogger of the last World Parkinson Congress!) From the article: In the ten years that she’s battled Parkinson’s, she’s written a published book, taken up painting as a hobby, and become …

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In the Offing: Future Therapies for PD
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In the Offing: Future Therapies for PD

I recently received the following message from Benjamin Stecher in my blog’s in-box: Hey, fellow PD advocate and blogger here, Below is a link to my latest blog entry about the future of PD therapies, thought you might be interested in taking a look. https://tmrwedition.com/2017/03/23/the-future-of-parkinsons-disease-therapies/ I have recently started collaborating with a number of research labs …

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Michael J. Fox Does AARP
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Michael J. Fox Does AARP

Or is it “AARP Does Michael J. Fox”? At any rate, AARP The Magazine has a great interview with Fox in its current issue.  He talks about how he’s coping with Parkinson’s twenty-six years after his diagnosis.  And I must say, he’s coping very well.  He laughs off what he sees as the ridiculous aspects …

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