Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Welcome to Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism podcast.

Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease experience crushing anxiety and overwhelming depression. This does not include the unrelenting progression that affects the way we move and think. There isn’t a cure and individuals are forced to wait as the progression takes over. Hope can be difficult to find.

This Parkinson’s podcast follows a man who was diagnosed with P.D. in his early forties. Listen as Daniel reinvents his life while celebrating the victories and is learning from the defeats. This podcast “strikes a healthy balance between the path of idealistic optimism and frightening pessimism”.

Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease is difficult for everyone. We experience crushing disappointment that may lead us to isolate ourselves from those we care the most about. As a result, we jeopardize our present and future quality of life. Daniel and Bryan discuss the decision to speak words of compassion and encouragement that has benefited the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Daniel labels this decision as "Speak Life." It's based on a song of the same name. Proverbs 11:17 “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.” Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey. They are sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body.” Choosing to speak encouraging words may be a change of mindset. It focuses attention on the importance of how the words we use to speak can be used to build up. Speaking life not only helps those we surround ourselves with. Also, Daniel shares how he has started to reassess his perception of life. The attempt is difficult but starts with small steps. Add your experience and suggestions to the conversation in this Parkinson's podcast. If you would like to leave Daniel a voice message and you live in the U.S. call 1-706-873-1656. Email us at or visit our site — Send in a voice message:
  1. 3.4 Speak Life
  2. 3.3 Greatest Challenges
  3. 3.2 Evolving Expectations
  4. 3.1 The Slow March Forward
  5. 2.12 Seasons Ending

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