Did you know that Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease? To date, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease. The prevalence of the disease ranges from 41 people per hundred thousand in the fourth decade of life. More than 100, 000 people afflicted with the disease are 80 years old and above.
Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s than women. The disease affects the patient’s quality of life. For starters, it can make social interactions difficult and might also affect their financial condition. However, a few people come out stronger despite the challenges brought about by the condition and help others achieve the same feat. One such amazing human being is with us today, Tim Hague Sr.
Tim is a retired nurse of 25 plus years. Nowadays, he devotes his time to professional speaking and writing. Tim is the founder of U-Turn Parkinson’s. He is also the author of the bestselling book “Perseverance: The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive, and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined.” He has spoken for TEDx and he’s sought-after across North America for his motivational and inspiring topics like “Live Your Best” and “The Power of Perseverance.”
Even after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at just 46 years old, Tim and his son still won the 1st season of the reality television series “The Amazing Race Canada.” Tim is also considered an outspoken and effective advocate for people living with Parkinson’s around the world.
- What Parkinson’s disease is
- How he got into The Amazing Race Canada
- How U-Turn Parkinson’s came about
- How to live one’s best life even with Parkinson’s
- What the word perseverance means for him
- How his family has been supporting him
- A story that helps improve one’s quality of life
- The form of exercise that has helped him
- The biggest social challenge people with Parkinson’s disease face