Alan Alda on Parkinson’s Disease

Actor Alan Alda, best known for the tv program M*A*S*H was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years ago. But that hasn’t kept him down or flooded him with fear. According to Alda, who speaks openly about his condition;

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(image courtesy of CNN and CBS This Morning)

“I’ve had a full life since then,” he said. “I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast.”

In a video featured on “CBS This Morning”, Alda communicates that you don’t need to be immobilized by fear when you first receive a Parkinson’s diagnosis;  “You still have things you can do.”

These are important words for many people who may fear the condition; a progressive disorder known for nerve cell damage in the brain.

Further information can be found on the Parkinson’s Foundation site which offers information and resources on the disease.

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