Neil Diamond's Parkinson's Diagnosis Spotlights Latest Care Options
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Neil Diamond's Parkinson's Diagnosis Spotlights Latest Care Options

Frances Chamberlain — Newsmax Health
Feb 7, 2018

"The key thing is exercise, staying fit, trim and flexible. There is also a certain point where, psychologically, people think that Parkinson's is terminal, but Parkinson's isn't going to kill me. If I keep my health going it will be something else." – Robert Smith, author of "The Parkinson's Playbook: A Game Plan to Put Your Parkinson's on the Defense."

(Washington, DC) — [Newsmax Health] Neil Diamond's disclosure this month that he will retire from performing because he has Parkinson's disease shocked and saddened the world. But the singer-songwriter's decision to continue composing is something experts say can help him manage the incurable condition. (Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Robert Smith, who was 58 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, says he can relate to Diamond's experiences.

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