After an interest-stimulating demonstration in March at Carroll Hospital, Rock Steady Boxing is coming to Carroll County. At its Timonium facility, the nonprofit Rock Steady Boxing Baltimore has long offered boxing exercise classes that spokesman Larry Zarzecki believes help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as essential tremor.
Stephen M. Eller, a retired educator and social studies department head who organized the first Holocaust curriculum for city public schools, died Nov. 17 from Parkinson's disease at Milford Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville. He was 73.
Thirty years ago as an advertising copywriter, I wrote a print ad for a nursing home, and the headline was "The Best Years Are Always the Ones Ahead." That was my delusional 26-year-old self, envisioning a far-off time when I'd be sitting in a gazebo with a no-shed golden retriever, smiling out at a golf course as manicured as my nails. I would not know then — could not know then — how it would feel to watch my father, shaky with Parkinson's disease, struggle to get out of a chair at
Although my last column focused on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, I couldn't allow an opportunity for awareness to slip away. This past week, the wife of Robin Williams' shared his autopsy results. Initially misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Robin Williams' autopsy confirmed that he was suffering from Lewy Body dementia.