Your Voice – from our Parkinson’s Community

Your Voice

Your Voice showcases articles submitted to the Parkinson Center by professionals in the Parkinson’s community. When we are passed on informative articles or experiences, we will post it here!


  • Know the Signs – Is Parkinson’s Progressing?

    Know the Signs to Help Understand If Parkinson’s May Be Progressing — Increased motor fluctuations may be a reality for people as their Parkinson’s disease progresses.

    More “Off” Time, Less “On” Time

    As Parkinson’s disease progresses it may be harder and harder to control motor symptoms. You may notice more periods of slowness, stiffness and impaired mobility when medication is not working optimally (known as “off” times) and decreased time, when medicine is providing benefit ... Read more...

  • Parkinson’s Disease Infographic

    Rebecca, a registered nurse, emailed us:

    “… I can see that this topic does matter to your readers and that is why I am contacting you. Did you know that April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month? Because of this, I decided to put together an infographic about PD as well as write a detailed overview about the disease, that affects more than 11 million people worldwide.

    You can see my article and infographic here – ... Read more...

The Voice of PD

  • Tony Garrett – Evansville

    Tony began having tremors in his 20’s.  He had his suspicions but didn’t secure a diagnosis until more than a decade later — Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, or YOPD.  Tony and his family had so many questions but even after multiple trips to Vanderbilt University hoping for answers, Vanderbilt could not give Tony the answers he needed.

    Tony started a website to help everyone – from those just diagnosed to those who have suffered ... Read more...

  • The Greatest – written by John Baumann

    As Muhammad Ali was (in)famous for saying, “I am the Greatest.” Pretty bold statement from definitely a bold individual. And he did not limit it to boxing.

    As to being born “the greatest,” I imagine that he would have said that he had the raw talent inside him, but he definitely needed to learn the skill of boxing.

    Ali fought in the amateur ranks for 105 fights (100 – 5). He had paid the price ... Read more...