Kurt Masur: German Conductor, Leader of Renown Orchestras Dies at 88

Kurt Masur, a German conductor who guest-led orchestras all over the world, has died at the age of 88. In 2012 he announced he had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for several years. The only conductor to hold the title of…

Dementia Led to Robin Williams’ Suicide, Says His Widow, But What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Dementia may have been a contributing factor in beloved actor Robin Williams’ decision to take his own life last year. According to Williams’ widow, the actor was suffering from Lewy body dementia, which can lead to devastating symptoms that include…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Michael J. Fox on His Career, His Family, and a Sense of Humor

Over a decade after Spin City ended its five-year run, Michael J. Fox is coming back to network TV. Last fall, NBC announced that it had picked up a new network comedy starring Michael J. Fox. The actor will star…

Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link…

Google’s Sergey Brin is Searching for a Cure to Parkinson’s

Aside from trying to get Google+ on track and dealing with Penguin updates, Google’s Sergey Brin is working on a project that’s a little more personal to him, as well as those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a a degenerative…