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When Life Gives You Parkinson's

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10 million people in the World have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Yet, so few people seem to know much about it. Host, Larry Gifford, shares his personal journey into what it’s like to live and work with Parkinson’s disease as a 40-something husband and father with a career.

10 million people in the World have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Yet, so few people seem to know much about it. Host, Larry Gifford, shares his personal journey into what it’s like to live and work with Parkinson’s disease as a 40-something husband and father with a career.
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10 million people in the World have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Yet, so few people seem to know much about it. Host, Larry Gifford, shares his personal journey into what it’s like to live and work with Parkinson’s disease as a 40-something husband and father with a career.

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English


Episodes

Extra Dosage | Fundraising is a Family Affair

9/11/2019
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This is a special bonus episode of the When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast which we are calling “Extra Dosage.” Full episodes of Season 2 are available every other Wednesday. This Extra Dosage is about a young man and his family, using their passion for running, to help raise funds for Parkinson’s research. Anthony Kerkman, 32, lives in Pickerington, Ohio in an idyllic neighbourhood with sprawling manicured lawns, multi-tiered back decks, and driveways that are three cars wide. In...

Duration:00:19:53

Still me, but not the same | 1

9/3/2019
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A year ago, I started the podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s. I had been diagnosed a year earlier, on August 17, 2017, with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 45. I can feel the disease progressing. I update my co-host Niki Reitmayer on my symptoms. In the last six months, I continue to have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, I’m now battling day time fatigue. I have long stretches of numbness and pain from neuropathy in my feet, increased body pains, anxiety, hot...

Duration:00:36:33

Trailer - Season 2

8/21/2019
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Larry Gifford is a 47 years old husband and dad with a great career and a degenerative brain disorder without a cure. Join him, his wife Rebecca and their son Henry as they share with you, and co-host Niki Reitmayer, the journey into what it’s like to live and work with the disease. Season 2 launches Wednesday September 4th.

Duration:00:02:37

Extra Dosage: Dyskinesia

7/3/2019
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This is a special bonus episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s which we are calling “Extra Dosage.” Full episodes of Season 2 of the podcast will be released every other Wednesday beginning in September 2019. If you were to imagine Michael J. Fox in your mind right now. You probably are picturing the guy from Back to the Future or The Good Wife. Think about when you’ve seen him interviewed on TVnews programs or when he testified before congress. Those uncontrolled, involuntary movements...

Duration:00:41:42

World Parkinson Congress Day 4 - WPC2019 | 14

6/7/2019
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I am in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event, which is held every three years and it opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. The WPC wrapped up the fourth and final day by announcing Barcelona, Spain as the next destination for the World Parkinson Congress in 2022. In this episode of the pod, my wife Rebecca and I sit down with Amazing Race Canada...

Duration:00:41:15

World Parkinson Congress Day 3 - WPC2019 | 13

6/6/2019
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I am in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event, which is held every three years and it opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Parkinson’s has often been described as an old, white man’s disease. The truth is Parkinson’s is not that exclusive of a club. In fact, three things are very clear in Kyoto as the WPC wraps up day three: young people, women and...

Duration:00:30:29

World Parkinson Congress Day 2 - WPC2019 | 12

6/5/2019
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I am in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event, which is held every three years and it opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Joy Milne of Perth, Scotland fell in love with Les Milne when they were 16 years old. They married, had three kids, he was a doctor and she was a nurse. They lived a good life. Sometime in their 30’s, Joy noticed her husband...

Duration:00:26:21

World Parkinson Congress Day 1 - WPC2019 | 11

6/4/2019
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I am in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event, which is held every three years and it opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Opening ceremonies were held on June 4, 2019 at the Kyoto International Conference Center. More than 2,600 registrants are in attendance from 65 different countries. The keynote of the opening ceremonies was reserved for the...

Duration:00:18:59

It’s Parkinson Diseases with an “s” WPC2019 | 10

5/29/2019
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In June, I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan for the 5thWorld Parkinson Congress(WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event that opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Since my diagnosis in August 2017, I’ve launched the podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s. As an extension of that podcast, I have teamed up with the World Parkinson Coalition to help preview WPC2019. Etienne Hirsch is Director of the...

Duration:00:43:09

Tips for Thriving with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease - WPC2019 | 9

5/15/2019
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In June, I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress(WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event that opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Since my diagnosis in August 2017, I’ve launched the podcast When Life Gives YouParkinson’s. As an extension of that podcast, I have teamed up with the World Parkinson Coalition to help preview WPC2019. At the congress, there will be many...

Duration:00:35:38

The Best Diet for People with Parkinson’s- WPC2019 | 8

5/1/2019
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In June, I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan for the 5thWorld Parkinson Congress(WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event that opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Since my diagnosis in August 2017, I’ve launched the podcast When Life Gives YouParkinson’s. As an extension of that podcast, I have teamed up with the World Parkinson Coalition to help preview WPC2019. Since my diagnosis, the most...

Duration:00:36:30

Navigating Japanese Language and Culture - WPC2019 | 7

4/24/2019
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In June, I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan for the 5World Parkinson Congress(WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event that opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Since my diagnosis in August 2017, I’ve launched the podcast When Life Gives YouParkinson’s. As an extension of that podcast, I have teamed up with the World Parkinson Coalition to help preview WPC2019. Traveling to a foreign country can be...

Duration:00:44:39

Let’s Talk About Sex and PD - WPC2019 | 6

4/17/2019
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In this episode I speak with Gila Bronner, founder and former Director of the Sex Therapy Service at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. She is also a sex therapist at the Movement Disorders Institute of the medical center. She tells me Neurologists, nurses, and other health professionals, in general, are not taught about sexual issues patients may have, where to refer them when issues arise, or how to talk to patients about it. Bronner has proven there is an association between Parkinson’s and...

Duration:00:36:44

World Parkinson's Day

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, the Parkinson’s community from around the world come together to share what they believe you should know about this disease. I also interview Matt Eagles. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 8-years-old. He just helped to create and launch a new initiative called “Parky Life.” Follow me, Larry Gifford Twitter: @ParkinsonsPod Facebook: Facebook.com/ParkinsonsPod Instagram: @parkinsonspod Follow Co-host and Producer...

Duration:00:45:01

Sharing stories and searching for sleep - WPC2019 | 5

4/10/2019
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In this episode, I talk with Dr. Aleksander Videnovic, a neurologist specializing is movement disorders and sleep medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Videnovic will be speaking at WPC and hosting a roundtable, both of which will focus on Tips and Tricks to Managing Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s. This link will take you to the full program schedule. The first tip he shares is to report poor sleep to your neurologist and general practitioner. He says...

Duration:00:23:08

The Plight of Parkinson's on Super Awesome Science Show

4/5/2019
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Super Awesome Science Show (SASS) talks with Larry Gifford about his journey with Parkinson's and find out how he manages to cope both physically and emotionally. His story is both compelling and also inspiring and will reveal why his podcast has been designated at one of Apple Podcast’s best of 2018. In our SASS class, we’re going to explore the efforts to find answers to help those with Parkinson’s Disease. We speak with Rachel Dolhun, the Vice-President of Medical Communications with the...

Duration:00:29:22

Keep Calm and Research On - WPC2019 | 4

4/3/2019
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David Sangster is an Ambassador for World Parkinson Congress. On April 3, 2019 David is having Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery. It’s a treatment used for late-stage Parkinson’s disease that involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain. The electrodes deliver small electric pulses which help reduce slow movement, tremor and stiffness. David was diagnosed in 2011 and lives with severe tremoring and twitching, dyskinesia, rigidity and more. He chatted with me on the podcast a...

Duration:00:27:23

Is Parkinson’s a genetic condition? WPC2019 | 3

3/27/2019
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One of the exciting areas of research as it pertains to understanding Parkinson’s disease is in genetics. Dr. Matt Farrer is a Geneticist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. In 2004, he found the first genetic connection to Parkinson’s, LRRK2, and his team has sincee identified about dozen others. Dr. Farrer is the first to admit Parkinson’s is not a genetic condition, but as with everything biological there is a genetic component, “The genetic component in Parkinson’s is...

Duration:00:33:32

Positive Impacts of Parkinson’s. WPC2019 | 2

3/13/2019
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After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Tim Hague Sr. won the first season of “The Amazing Race Canada” and wrote a book called Perseverance: The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined. In this episode, Tim and I chat about diagnosis, acceptance, finding balance, asking for help, building a community and why it is important for people with Parkinson’s to have a mindset of an athlete. Then we talk to Elaine Book, a social worker at the Pacific...

Duration:00:36:46

Hello. Konnichiwa. WPC2019 | 1

2/27/2019
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In June, I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan for the 5 World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson's event that opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson's community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease. Since my diagnosis in August 2017, I’ve launched the podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s. As an extension of that podcast, I have teamed up with the World Parkinson Coalition to help preview WPC2019. In this episode, Jill Ames-Carson,...

Duration:00:32:34