I received this update today about a Monday (6/16) interview with Dr. Graboys and an upcoming (6/25) Good Morning America interview of Dr. Graboys:
To: LBD Support Group Leaders
From: LBDA Support Group Coordinator
A couple days ago on June 16, 2008 from 11-12 pm ET, there was an radio interview on the Boston, Massachusetts NPR station WBUR with Dr. Thomas Graboys, a prominent cardiologist who has LBD. The reason for the interview was to discuss his new book: âLife in the Balance: A Physicianâs Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinsonâs Disease and Dementiaâ. In the interview he discusses his experience with both PDD and LBD. I thought you and members of your group might want to listen to it.
Hereâs the link.
http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2008/ ... b_main.asp
It is 45 minutes long. (I set it up on my computer to play and did other work while I listened to it.) After about 11.5 minutes, there is a few seconds of music, followed by a Q&A session for the rest of the interview. At about 27 minutes there is also a few seconds of music and then the Q&A continues. I mention this only so you wonât think you are at the end of the interview.
Since the interview took place just this week, I wanted to send it to you so you can share this link with your group members. The interview will be going up on the LBDA website, but I am not sure when.
I understand that Dr. Graboys will be on Good Morning America, on Wednesday June 25, 2008. However, I do not know what time during the show he will be on. You may want to tune in or if you canât tune in, then tape it. If I learn further details about the time he will be on, I will sent this information to you. Thanks.
Here's some info on the WBUR website about this segment:
The Doctor's Own Parkinson's Disease
Aired: Monday, June 16, 2008 11-12PM ET
By host Tom Ashbrook
When actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the whole country took notice. When Dr. Thomas Graboys got the news, it was -- as for most of the thousands of Americans hit with Parkinson's every year -- a more private affair.
Graboys had been a tip-top doctor. Cardiologist to the stars. Now he was being tipped onto the Parkinson's path, where tying your shoes is a major challenge.
Tremors. Dementia. Dependence. From power to powerlessness. Now, while he still can, he's telling that story.
This hour, On Point: The doctor's own Parkinson's disease.
Â· Dr. Thomas Graboys, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and dementia, he is professor of medicine at Harvard University, a senior physician at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, president emeritus of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Nobel Prize-winner and co-author (with Peter Zheutlin) of "Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia"
Â· Vicki Baker-Graboys, CEO of "Su Casa Designs," an interior decorating firm
Â· Dr. John Growdon, director of memory and movement disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Robin's note: This is one of the best interviews of Dr. Graboys. The host notes that Dr. Graboys is continuing his "doctoring" through writing this book and talking so openly about his disorder. The wife Vicki talks about cognitive fluctuations. The Mass General MD who treats Dr. Graboys mentions that the LBD started with a depressed mood.