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Feb 8, 2024

In this week’s episode, prolific actor Ed Begley Jr. joins Brain & Life Podcast co-host Dr. Katy Peters to discuss his Parkinson’s Disease journey and his new memoir To the Temple of Tranquility… and Step On It! Ed shares his unique diagnosis experience, how he has found himself in rooms with Hollywood icons throughout his life, and the diet and exercise regime that keeps him healthy and working. Next, movement disorders neurologist Dr. Jori Fleisher explains the history of Parkinson’s, risk factors, caregiver tips, and surprising activities that can help patients.


Additional Resources

To the Temple of Tranquility… and Step On It!: A Memoir by Ed Begley Jr.

Swimming Helps to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

How a Plant-Based Diet May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise Helps This Coach Deal with Parkinson’s Disease

Can Parkinson's Disease Disrupt Sleep?

Phase IIb Study of Intranasal Glutathione in Parkinson's Disease

NR-SAFE: a randomized, double-blind safety trial of high dose nicotinamide riboside in Parkinson’s disease  


Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics

Comedy and Courage: Comedian Richard Lewis on Living with Parkinson’s Disease

How American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi Rose Above Parkinson’s

NBA Star Brian Grant Living On Time with Parkinson’s


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Guests: Miranda Hoffner, Lincoln Center Arts @lincolncenter

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD