Ep 13 – Jon Arensen, 76, Both Hyenas + Parkinson’s

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Show notes (description):

How can you live a full life even with a disease like Parkinson’s. Today’s featured guest is someone who has a life FULL adventure. Though he and his wife now live with Parkinson’s, he is using his gift of storytelling to give hope to those who have Parkinson’s disease. His book, Lions on the Prowl: Living with Parkinson’s is not simply a book filled with great stories, but also one that teaches us about Parkinson’s, the world, and more.  

I LOVE seeing Dr. Arensen’s passion shine through. Listen to episode and you will know what I mean! 

Parkinson's disease

What is Parkinson’s disease? 

“Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities. It is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms become worse over time. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms—tremors (a form of rhythmic shaking), stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement (called bradykinesia), but also manifests in non-motor symptoms including sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, depression, and fatigue, among others, ” (taken from https://www.apdaparkinson.org). 

How many people have it? 

An estimated 1 million people have Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. An estimated 10 million people have Parkinson’s disease in the world. 

Learn more about Parkinson’s disease at https://www.apdaparkinson.org/ or https://www.parkinson.org

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Get Lions on the Prowl: Living with Parkinson’s

  • Buy Lions on the Prowl: Living with Parkinson’s diseasHERE
  • Read the book already? Write an Amazon review to support Jon. The more reviews a book has, the more people it can reach (that’s with all the Amazon algorithms. Yes! 
  • Follow Jon on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JonArensenAuthor/
  • Want to send Jon a message? Listen to the episode to learn how or contact me on my contact page.  

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