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Living with Parkinson's Disease: "It helps define who I am, but it's not a negative"

Emily Woodbury

Andrew Duarte was only 31 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. One of the biggest questions he had was, “What can I expect?”

“And there’s not really a good answer for that,” he says.

Today on Talk of Iowa - living with Parkinson’s disease. Host Charity Nebbe sits down with two Parkinson's patients and a clinical researcher to talk about recent developments in Parkinson’s research and find out what it’s like to live with the disease.

Credit Courtesy of Andrew Duarte
Andrew Duarte dipping his bike in the river at RAGBRAI

"Parkinson's disease helps define who I am, but it's not a negative," says Duarte. "It's made me a more compassionate person."

*This program originally aired on July 17, 2014. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa