Alan Alda announced on Twitter today that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He jokes: “I’m no more demented than I was before.” But you know, Alda takes this seriously. He’s one of the best people in the universe. We’re sending great thoughts, the ubiquitous prayers and whatever he needs to him and wife Arlene.
“I decided to let people know I have Parkinson’s to encourage others to take action. I was Diagnosed 3 and a half years ago, but my life is full. I act, I give talks, I do my podcast, which I love. If you get a diagnosis, keep moving!
I take boxing lessons 3 days a week, play singles tennis twice a week, and take a mild pill – all Dr. recommended. I even juggle a little. And I’m not entering dementia. I’m no more demented than I was before. Maybe I should rephrase that. Really, I’m good.”