Hurdles to Overcome in Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease

Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Vikki Claflin
Guest Bio: Claflin was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 50. After many dark days spent coming to terms with her diagnosis, her natural comic optimism and irreverence began to resurface and she started writing on her blog about the funny side of living with Parkinson’s. Her new book “Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s.”, is a collection of Vikki’s essays about the ups and downs of life with a chronic illness.

Segment Overview: Vikki Claflin shares hilarious and sometimes poignant personal anecdotes as a sufferer of Parkinson’s. She talks about the message that she wants to convey to family members, healthcare professionals, and those who have Parkinson’s Disease.


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Neal: Hello and welcome to Health Professional Radio. Thank you so much for listening today. I’m your host Neal Howard. Our guest in studio today is Vikki Claflin, returning to talk with us about living with Parkinson’s disease. She was diagnosed at the age of 50 and she’s been living with it and also writing down her experiences that’s all accommodated into her latest book “Shake, Rattle and Roll with it: Living and Laughing at Parkinson’s.” How are you doing today Vikki?

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