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‘M.A.S.H’ Star Alan Alda Stays On High Spirits While Fighting Parkinson's Disease And Encourages Others To Do The Same

Date October 1, 2019

Alan Alda stays on high spirits and enjoys his life to the fullest despite been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease several years ago

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Living with Parkinson’s

Alan Alda has multiple achievements to date. He is a successful comedian, famous actor, and talented director. Fans know and love Alda for his iconic role in the popular TV series M.A.S.H.

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Looking at the always smiling and positive Alan Alda, fans could have never imagined that he was hiding a big secret from them for several years. In 2018, the actor revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years earlier.

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Though it was extremely hard for Alan to accept his condition, he managed to stay positive despite his health saw a severe decline.

Alda shared an inspiring update on his condition:

I'm not angry… I had the diagnosis and it hasn't stopped my life at all. I've had a richer life than I've had up until now.

There is still life after the disease

Since his diagnosis was made public, Alan keeps inspiring other people with Parkinson’s not to give up hope and enjoy every precious life moment despite how hard it could be.

Alda launched a podcast where he shares motivational messages with other Parkinson’s patients.

I act, I give talks, I do my podcast, which I love.

Alan constantly gives updates on his current health condition.

I take boxing lessons 3 days a week, play singles tennis twice a week... I even juggle a little.

Of course, Alan’s family supports him a lot. His beloved wife Arlene stays by her husband’s side all these years while he fights with Parkinson’s. Due to her incredible love and support, Alan can stay strong and inspire others.

That's just one of the realities of my life… I've had a full life since then.

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We hope Alan Alda’s example of how to deal with Parkinson’s will be helpful to other people who suffer from the condition. Just remember, life is great and it’s worth living!