Positive Impacts of Parkinson’s. WPC2019 | 2
After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Tim Hague Sr. won the first season of “The Amazing Race Canada” and wrote a book called Perseverance: The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined. In this episode, Tim and I chat about diagnosis, acceptance, finding balance, asking for help, building a community and why it is important for people with Parkinson’s to have a mindset of an athlete.
Then we talk to Elaine Book, a social worker at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre in Vancouver, BC. She’s involved with the Care Partner Lounge and will be speaking at the WPC about the impacts of Parkinson’s on children in the house.
Then I check in with James Heron, the Executive Director of the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre to teach us the phrase Yoroshiku onegaishimasu, which means please treat me in a favorable manner. But, it can also mean ‘how are you?” It’s used particularly in a first meeting or when asking someone for a favour. A key thing to keep in mind when saying phrases in Japanese is to be sincere, speak slowly, and be polite. Simply making the attempt to speak Japanese will be appreciated.
You can read more info in this Global News article https://globalnews.ca/news/5048608/when-life-gives-you-parkinsons-podcast-positive-impacts/
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For more info on the World Parkinson Congress head to www.WPC2019.org
Thank you to:
Tim Hauge Sr., Author of Perseverance: The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined
Elaine Book, Social worker at Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre
James Heron, Executive Director of Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre