There will be many changes and challenges, but with movement and positive attitude, you can achieve anything
On the eve of World Parkinson’s Day we interviewed those unsung hero who battled Parkinson’s to purge its syndromes. Their efforts and outcomes are presented in their own words to encourage the rest of us.
What was your age when you were diagnosed?
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when i was 66.
How did PD impact your life and what did you do to deal with it?
I have a history of repeated falls because my right side is weaker. I also had two concussions. Fortunately Stroke was ruled out for me, and medication and exercises keep me going.
Can you tell us about your efforts that would encourage other people with Parkinson's
I am able to participate in my community activities fully, though at times I depend on their support.
How do you keep yourself active with this condition?
I do yoga 4-5 times a week. The Parkinson's movement yoga class that I take includes voice, balance, coordination and breath control. I also box once a week.
What message would you like to give to people in Parkinson’s community?
My message to the larger Parkinson’s community is that “There will be many changes and challenges, but with movement and positive attitude, you can achieve anything”.