As another well known celebrity figure shares that he has been living with Parkinson’s Disease for more than three years, this neurological movement disorder has once again come into the public spotlight. Alan Alda recently revealed to CBS’s “this Morning” that he has been living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease for more than three years.
“The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago, and I’ve had a full life since,” he said.
“I thought it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view,” he added, pointing out that one of his thumbs had been twitching in recent TV appearances. “But that’s not where I am.”
New advancements in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease are making life after diagnosis much more positive, and new treatments continue to be explored. Dr. Eleanor Orehek joined KARE 11 in studio on Monday, August 13, 2018 to discuss some of the cutting edge treatments currently available, as well as some that are still in research stages. If you missed the interview, you can watch below. It has also been posted to the KARE 11 website here.
To learn more about Dr. Orehek, visit her bio page here.
If you or a loved one have been showing signs of a possible movement disorder, or have been diagnosed and are seeking a neurologist for management of the disease and symptoms, call Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to make an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. As an expert in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, Dr. Orehek is also very involved in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of symptoms in appropriate surgical candidates. If you are considering exploring this as a treatment option, ask for Dr. Eleanor Orehek.