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Parkinson’s and Me - Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

28 EpisodesProduced by Daniel Website

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

28 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

2.12 Seasons Ending

January 1st, 2022


This is the final episode for Season 2. We remove the script as Bryan, and Daniel has a casual conversation about the current season in Daniel's life. Looking back on 2021, Daniel shares his greatest encouragements and …

2.11 Be Curious

November 10th, 2021


Add your experience and suggestions to the conversation for this Parkinson's podcast. If you would like to leave Daniel a voice message and you live …

2.10 The Importance of Support

October 4th, 2021


Daniel speaks with the leader of his Young Onset Support Group, Barbara Mooney. Barbara is the American Parkinson's Disease Association's Georgia Chapter Coordinator. She brings her experience to highlight the …

2.9 Trek to Mindfulness

September 2nd, 2021


Daniel returns to the podcast and shares the insight he gleamed with Bryan from taking his son on a trip to the western states of the U.S. The brothers discuss the negative effects that stress and rushing have on the …

2.8 The Spree of '83

August 12th, 2021


Bryan hosts this episode that highlights how those who do not have Parkinson's can make an incredible impact on the lives of those afflicted with this horrible disease. Joining Bryan is the wife of legendary country …

2.7 Makes Me Who I Am

July 24th, 2021


"I believe what I believe is what makes me who I am". In this episode, Daniel explains how the world of science and technical achievement is not enough to place our hope. Those with Parkinson's understand how little is …

2.6 Letter To The Care Partner

July 1st, 2021


Parkinson's disease not only affects the person diagnosed but drastically changes the life of the care partner. Often, the care partner's responsibility is placed upon our spouse. The care partner is one who works with …

2.5 Trying to Communicate

June 3rd, 2021


As Parkinson's progresses, it complicates our ability to maintain relationships with others. This arrives in the form of facial masking and voice impairments. Facial masking affects the muscles of the face, mouth, and …

2.4 A Step Back

May 6th, 2021


Often, the best source of information for those who have been newly or yet to be diagnosed comes from those who have lived it. In this episode, Bryan journeys back with Daniel a few years before he was diagnosed. Daniel …

2.3 Sit a Spell

April 11th, 2021


When a person is anxious or under stress, all the symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, and balance problems, can worsen. Symptoms can become less responsive to medication. There are strategies to decrease the …

2.2 The Unbeatable Opponent

March 13th, 2021


Bryan returns in this episode after recovering from Covid-19. In this episode, the brothers cover tips about how to rebound after an appointment with a Movement Disorder Specialist that did not live up to what we had …

2.1 Picking Your Poison

February 18th, 2021


Parkinson's is known as a movement disorder. If we look deeper into how Parkinson's manifests itself, there are two different types of movement disorders. There are Bradykinesia and Dyskinesia. Bradykinesia appears as a …

1.16 Who I Am Becoming

January 11th, 2021


In this episode, Daniel explores the challenges that come when you dislike who you are becoming when facing the progression of Parkinson's. There are many things we can do to prepare for these changes. Especially, when …

1.15 Moving Forward

November 12th, 2020


As we close out Season 1, it is important to look back at where we have been so we can look and keep moving forward. In previous episodes, many questions have been asked and Daniel has revealed new perspectives he has …

1.14 Friendships That Change

October 22nd, 2020


We lose friendships as we grow older and life becomes more complicated. What about the friendships you still have? How are these relationships …

1.13 A Man With Parkinson's

October 8th, 2020


Episode 13 explores how Parkinson’s can strip away the image of being a strong male. As men, we want to provide for our families, protect the ones we love, and be recognized for our independence. Parkinson’s chips away …

1.12 Parkinson's and Faith

September 23rd, 2020


With Parkinson's, you experience crushing anxiety and overwhelming depression. This does not include the unrelenting progression of the disease that seems to rip your ability to move properly a piece at a time. The …

1.11 The Other Side

September 9th, 2020


Most of the time, we hear about how Parkinson's affects the person diagnosed. In this special episode, Daniel and his wife discuss how Parkinson's …

1.10 Parkinson's and Perseverance

August 27th, 2020


Dealing with Parkinson's is difficult for both the individual and those who are forced to experience it. Having or creating a support group is …

1.9 Hoping and Coping

August 17th, 2020


We all have different ways of coping with the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Some people seek out ways to defy the stereotypes associated with P.D. Others may not be able to handle this new life. They break under …

1.8 Reinvent Yourself

August 7th, 2020


In the wake of Covid-19, we are living in a "new normal." The resurgence of the pandemic has demonstrated our difficulty with changing our lifestyle …

1.7 An Interlude

August 4th, 2020


Daniel goes it alone in this in-between episode. There a few things we can do to combat the effects of Parkinson's. However, physicians and researchers seem to universally agree that exercise is the most effective. In …

1.6 Parkinson's and Marriage

July 27th, 2020


It was a relationship that looked like it came straight out of a Hollywood romance movie. The boy gets the girl and then marries the girl of his …

1.5 Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

July 17th, 2020


When you learn that you have Parkinson's, it changes everything. The diagnosis of Parkinson's removes the illusion that you have the same quality of time left compared to your peers. This is a gift and a curse. However, …

1.4 Parkinson's and a Career

July 14th, 2020


The current economic volatility is a source of great anxiety for everyone. Add a new diagnosis of Parkinson's and you have the formulation of a …

1.3 Telling People You Know

July 4th, 2020


Telling someone that you have Parkinson's is a very personal choice. It may be years later before you make the decision to tell others about …

1.2 Why Grieve?

June 24th, 2020


Daniel discusses the importance of participating in the grieving process. Moving through the steps of this process has played a significant role in …

1.1 Tribulation Road

June 14th, 2020


Welcome to the podcast. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm an ordinary person that you bump into on the street. Possibly I am the person that you work with and is trying to hide their symptoms. That person is me. 9 …

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