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When Life Gives You Parkinson's

By Curiouscast

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is an honest, funny, and engaging podcast chronicling host Larry Gifford’s personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. Gifford, his wife Rebecca, and their son Henry live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gifford has worked in radio for nearly 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its second season, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is a first-hand account of what it is like to live with PD for Gifford, his family, and other members of the worldwide Parkinson’s community. Answering probing questions from co-host Niki Reitmayer and letting listeners eavesdrop in on intimate chats with his wife, Gifford uses humour to diffuse heavy content and give the podcast a hopeful tone. He gives voice to Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world and together they openly tackle tough topics. The authentic, frank conversations along with compelling storytelling is what makes this podcast interesting, informative, and enlightening. Special thank you to our partners. Presenting partner is Parkinson Canada, content and promotional partner Spotlight YOPD, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Parkinson’s IQ + You.

  1. 1.
    Even Patients Can Push Things Along11/18/2020
    47:10
  2. 2.
    The Doctor - Patient Partnership11/04/2020
    43:56
  3. 3.
    Preventing Parkinsons Disease10/21/2020
    49:57
  4. 4.
    When You Know It’s Time to Fire Your Neurologist10/07/2020
    53:41
  5. 5.
    Back to the beginning09/23/2020
    48:24
  6. 6.
    Not just “care givers”, we are Partners in Parkinson’s06/24/2020
    59:22
  7. 7.
    ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen06/10/2020
    41:41
  8. 8.
    Health and Technology05/27/2020
    54:47
  1. 9.
    Parkinson’s, Parenting, and the Coronavirus Pandemic05/13/2020
    48:16
  2. 10.
    From Rock Bottom to American Ninja Warrior04/29/2020
    53:05
  3. 11.
    The Never-ending Hunt For a Parkinson's Cure04/22/2020
    47:47
  4. 12.
    Escaping the darkness of depression with Heather Kennedy04/15/2020
    54:33
  5. 13.
    A conversation with Dave Clark on Parkinson’s, broadcasting, and life04/08/2020
    52:40
  6. 14.
    Ending Parkinsons04/01/2020
    48:54
  7. 15.
    This might be the closest thing to a cure for Parkinson’s03/18/2020
    49:08
  8. 16.
    Stem Cells, Parkinson's and Bad Batch03/04/2020
    44:13
  9. 17.
    How Writing Can Help People With Parkinson’s02/19/2020
    53:19
  10. 18.
    How did I get Parkinson’s?02/05/2020
    46:58
  11. 19.
    Shake With Me: One Family’s PD Journey01/22/2020
    31:24
  12. 20.
    Misdiagnosis01/08/2020
    52:32
  13. 21.
    The Parkinson’s Legacy of Muhammad Ali12/18/2019
    42:20
  14. 22.
    A health update from Larry12/06/2019
    6:57
  15. 23.
    They Say Laughter is the Best Medicine12/04/2019
    54:28
  16. 24.
    Parkinson’s is a family affair | 711/27/2019
    18:24
  17. 25.
    Extra Dosage | Robin Williams11/20/2019
    27:00
  18. 26.
    Parkinson’s is an Extreme Challenge | 611/13/2019
    47:17
  19. 27.
    Extra Dosage | Jillian’s Gym11/06/2019
    24:48
  20. 28.
    Deep Brain Stimulation, is it worth it? | 510/30/2019
    41:52
  21. 29.
    Extra Dosage 4: A visit with my neurologist10/23/2019
    22:29
  22. 30.
    The Smell of Parkinson's | 410/16/2019
    48:56
  23. 31.
    Extra Dosage | Empowering People with Parkinson’s10/09/2019
    28:56
  24. 32.
    The Elephant in the Bedroom | 310/02/2019
    50:55
  25. 33.
    Extra Dosage | Parkinson Superwalk09/25/2019
    26:16
  26. 34.
    Slave to the Pill | 209/18/2019
    42:34
  27. 35.
    Extra Dosage | Fundraising is a Family Affair09/11/2019
    20:52
  28. 36.
    Still Me, But Not The Same | 109/03/2019
    37:00
  29. 37.
    Trailer - Season 208/21/2019
    2:06
  30. 38.
    Extra Dosage: Dyskinesia07/03/2019
    42:09
  31. 39.
    World Parkinson Congress Day 4 - WPC2019 | 1406/07/2019
    42:13
  32. 40.
    World Parkinson Congress Day 3 - WPC2019 | 1306/06/2019
    31:32
  33. 41.
    World Parkinson Congress Day 2 - WPC2019 | 1206/05/2019
    27:20
  34. 42.
    World Parkinson Congress Day 1 - WPC2019 | 1106/04/2019
    19:58
  35. 43.
    It’s Parkinson Diseases with an “s” WPC2019 | 1005/29/2019
    44:08
  36. 44.
    Tips for Thriving with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease - WPC2019 | 905/15/2019
    36:36
  37. 45.
    The Best Diet for People with Parkinson’s- WPC2019 | 805/01/2019
    36:38
  38. 46.
    Navigating Japanese Language and Culture - WPC2019 | 704/24/2019
    45:37
  39. 47.
    Let’s Talk About Sex and PD - WPC2019 | 604/17/2019
    29:07
  40. 48.
    World Parkinson's Day04/11/2019
    46:00
  41. 49.
    Sharing stories and searching for sleep - WPC2019 | 504/10/2019
    24:07
  42. 50.
    The Plight of Parkinson's on Super Awesome Science Show04/05/2019
    29:51
  43. 51.
    Keep Calm and Research On - WPC2019 | 404/03/2019
    27:52
  44. 52.
    Is Parkinson’s a genetic condition? WPC2019 | 303/27/2019
    34:30
  45. 53.
    Positive Impacts of Parkinson’s. WPC2019 | 203/13/2019
    36:41
  46. 54.
    Hello. Konnichiwa. WPC2019 | 102/27/2019
    33:33
  47. 55.
    Finding Hope in Parkinson’s | 1202/20/2019
    39:52
  48. 56.
    Extra Dosage: Travelling and Catching Up With Family02/13/2019
    32:19
  49. 57.
    Parkinson’s and the Caregiver’s Journey | 1102/06/2019
    49:29
  50. 58.
    Extra Dosage | Peace of mind: Insights from a neuropsychologist01/30/2019
    24:41
  51. 59.
    Parkinson’s Doesn’t Have to be a Career Killer | 1001/23/2019
    52:41
  52. 60.
    Extra Dosage | Hope, Fear, Frustration and Levodopa01/16/2019
    20:35
  53. 61.
    Fatherhood and Parkinson’s | 901/09/2019
    44:47
  54. 62.
    Extra Dosage | Happy New Year!01/02/2019
    3:39
  55. 63.
    Extra Dosage | Christmas Greetings12/26/2018
    3:40
  56. 64.
    The Search for a Cure Starts With Fundraising | 812/19/2018
    42:05
  57. 65.
    Extra Dosage | Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection12/12/2018
    15:29
  58. 66.
    Exercise is a Real Prescription for Parkinson’s | 712/05/2018
    50:19
  59. 67.
    Extra Dosage | Puppies and Parkinson’s11/28/2018
    11:30
  60. 68.
    Popping Pills, Swapping Stories – Inside a Parkinson’s support group | 611/21/2018
    34:21
  61. 69.
    Extra Dosage | Lights! Camera! Action! Parkinson’s!11/14/2018
    18:20
  62. 70.
    Shaking the Stigma of Depression and Anxiety | 511/07/2018
    42:26
  63. 71.
    Extra Dosage | I’m the World’s Leading Expert in My Parkinson’s10/31/2018
    22:44
  64. 72.
    The Search for Sound Sleep: A Virgin Voyage with Cannabis Oil | 410/24/2018
    40:00
  65. 73.
    Extra Dosage | A check-up with my doctor and a check-in with my siblings10/17/2018
    21:01
  66. 74.
    Disease Guy, getting recast in your life story, and other things you can't put on your LinkedIn | 310/10/2018
    37:17
  67. 75.
    Extra Dosage | Love and Strength Through Adversity10/03/2018
    14:43
  68. 76.
    Sharing the news, saying I love you, and "The Larry Filter" | 209/26/2018
    38:54
  69. 77.
    Extra Dosage - What’s Up Doc? Larry talks to his Neurologist09/19/2018
    18:25
  70. 78.
    The Diagnosis: constant companion & frenemy | 109/12/2018
    31:49
  71. 79.
    Welcome06/29/2018
    5:14

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