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Actor Alan Alda reveals he has parkinson's disease

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Actor Alan Alda, best known for fans for his role of Hawkeye Pierce on "M*A*S*H" and in TV shows such as "The Blacklist" and "The Good Fight", has opened up about his battle with parkinson's disease.
The 82-year-old actor said he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three and a half years ago but he decided to speak out after his symptoms became more noticeable.
"I've had a full life since. I've acted, I've given talks... It hasn't stopped my life at all. I've had a richer life than I've had up until now," he said during an apperance on CBS This Morning.
The actor said he did not have any symptoms but decided to get a scan because he had been acting out his dreams.
"I was having a dream that someone was attacking me and I threw a sack of potatoes at him but what I was really doing was throwing a pillow at my wife," he said.
Alda said he took the diagnosis as a challenge rather than feel angry about it.
"I enjoy solving puzzles, it's really fun. I'm not angry. It's a challenge. You've got to cross the street, there are cars coming. How do you cross the street? You find a way to do it."

"Find out what real science is coming up with that helps. It helps to keep moving. It helps to move rhythmically.

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 7:00 PM IST

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