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Interview with Dr. Ray Dorsey, Neurologist and Co-Author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease!

Karl Robb and Angela Robb interview Dr. Ray Dorsey, who is a Parkinson’s Disease neurologist, researcher, and author. Dr. Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Health + Technology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and co-author of the book Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action.

A Look At Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease

At the time of my diagnosis, I was said to be in the rare two percentile of patients. Now, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) it is estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50. It is estimated that 60,000 new cases are diagnosed a year and somewhere between 1 million to 1.5 million people in the United States are living with it.

Adapting

Nothing in our lives is for certain. Whether you are healthy or not, the one certainty is that things change. Plans change. The more flexible we are, the easier it is to adapt to change. Adapting does not mean you stop growing and learning.

Celebrate Your Life — You Don’t Have To Celebrate The Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s has taught me to appreciate every day, to appreciate and to truly be grateful for the good things and the simple pleasures in my life. Whether one has Parkinson’s disease or is in perfect health, the realization that a positive outlook not only makes you feel better but makes those around you feel better as well.