All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Parkinson’s Disease’

Muhammad Ali Remains Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Muhammad Ali is reportedly still in the hospital with pneumonia, but is “is making great progress,” according to Bob Gunnell, who is a spokesperson for the family. The three-time heavyweight boxing champion, humanitarian and native of Louisville, Kentucky remained at an undisclosed hospital to which he was admitted back on December 20th, the spokesperson shared. Aside from this small bit …

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Robin Williams: Lewy Body Dementia Contributed to Suicide

Robin Williams was reportedly suffering from Lewy body dementia at the time of his death and it likely played a role in him taking his life. The Mayo Clinic says “Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Lewy body dementia may have hallucinations—which may appear in the form of animals, objects …

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Muhammad Ali: Is Boxing Linked To His Parkinson’s?

Most people just assume that Muhammad Ali, the self-proclaimed “Greatest of all Time,” suffers from Parkinson’s Disease because of his years taking head shots in the boxing ring. However, Ali’s personal physician, Dr. Abraham Lieberman, said during an interview with BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme, that there is no way to know for sure why Ali got Parkinson’s Disease …

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Muhammad Ali Is Alive And Well 40 Years After The ‘Rumble In The Jungle’

October 30 marks the 40th anniversary of his iconic boxing fight with George Foreman, and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is alive and well. Despite suffering from a debilitating disease such as Parkinson’s, Ali is reportedly feeling well overall and his spirit remains strong. Ali’s daughter Hana Ali said that Parkinson’s disease has affected her father’s ability to speak and walk, …

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Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a look: “Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people,” says Google in a Google+ post. “We’re …

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Robin Williams’s Wife Says He Had Parkinson’s Disease

Days after the devastating news that actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide was released, his wife Susan Schneider revealed that her husband had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This is the same disorder that celebrities Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali suffer from. Williams was found dead at his home on Monday morning. According to Marin County Sheriff’s …

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Linda Ronstadt Awarded National Medal Of Arts

Female rock and roll legend Linda Ronstadt was unable to make her induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April due to Parkinson’s disease. However, with the assistance of a military aide who brought Ronstadt into the East Room of the White House by wheelchair, she was able to personally receive the highest US arts prize, …

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Casey Kasem Missing: Did Wife Have Him Moved Out of the Country?

Casey Kasem is reportedly missing and an investigation into his whereabouts has been launched. Several reports say his wife has had the ailing American Top 40 host moved out of the country, much to the dismay of his children. Kasem, who is 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease. He has lost his ability to speak and has spent time in …

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Kerri Kasem: Not Loving Visitation Agreement at All

Kerri, Mike and Julie Kasem told the media in September that their father’s current wife was not allowing them to visit him. It got so bad that Casey Kasem’s ex-wife, children, friends and colleagues staged a protest in front of his home with signs declaring how much they miss and love Kasem. As Kasem’s Parkinson’s Disease worsened, the kids got …

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Casey Kasem: Conservatorship Denied In Case

In early October, Casey Kasem’s children filed a petition to gain control of the ailing American Top 40 radio legend. On Tuesday, a judge denied their conservatorship saying Kasem was receiving adequate medical care. Kasem’s children filed for conservatorship because they said his wife of more than 30 years, Jean, was keeping them from seeing their 81-year-old father. Kasem’s daughter …

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Michael J Fox Opens Up About His Life

Michael J. Fox of Back to the Future and Family Ties fame spoke with The Guardian about his most recent project, The Michael J. Fox Show among other things. The 52-year-old spoke about his desire to “entertain people” as motivation for his return to mainstream television. “Denis [Leary] told me after I did Curb that I should get back to …

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Billy Connolly Treated for Cancer, Parkinson’s

Reuters reports that comedian Billy Connolly has endured an operation to handle an early case of prostate cancer, and was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The operation to remove the cancer was successful, but Parkinson’s is an incurable degenerative disease, and Connolly is reported to be receiving appropriate treatment. The actor, 70, will be taking some time in the United …

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