Who said what: QoTW 28.05.15

Perspectives

Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 28 May 2015

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A weekly roundup of our favourite Parkinson’s quotes, as selected by the Parkinson’s Life editorial team

 

“You’ve got Parkinson’s disease. But I’ve got to prove to NASA that it’s not something worse”

– What a doctor told then-NASA astronaut, Rich Clifford, after his second flight into space, condemning him to early retirement – or so he thought

 

“In the best cases, patients who had the treatment pretty much went back to normal”

– Professor Roger Barker, who is leading attempts to ‘revive’ foetal implants – a treatment pioneered almost 30 years ago – as a potential ‘cure’ for Parkinson’s disease

 

“All I want people to do is ask me, ask me am I okay rather than just presuming I am drunk”

– Susan Harbot, a mother-of-four with Parkinson’s, interviewed on local radio in Bolton, England, expresses frustration at the public’s lack of understanding about the disease

 

“Depression may be a very early symptom of Parkinson’s disease or a risk factor for the disease”

– Peter Nordström, PhD, at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, author of a new study showing that people with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease


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