April 11 is World Parkinson’s Awareness Day.
‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’. This line will certainly ring a bell and remind you of one of the greatest boxers the world has ever seen, none other than Muhammad Ali. Now in his 70s, Ali suffers from Parkinson’s disease since the age of 42. Since it is a progressive condition, such patients almost always need assistance and a caregiver to help them with their daily routine. Ali’s wife Lonnie shares her heart-warming story of how she deals with this situation on an everyday basis. Also read – diet and nutrition tips for Parkinson’s patients.
Her confidence and faith in the almighty is certainly inspiring and will definitely help you too if you are someone’s caregiver. Lonnie is the pillar of strength for her husband who now has lost the ability to speak in public. Watch the video to hear what she has to say about Parkinson’s and tips for their caregivers. Also read the causes, treatment and symptoms of Parkinson’s.
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Published: April 10, 2015 5:33 pm | Updated:April 10, 2015 5:42 pm