Linda Ronstadt Speaks: Life is Different after Parkinson’s Disease



Linda Rondstadt speaks about Parkinson’s

If you’ve already read Linda Ronstadt’s new book, you know that Life has changed for her.

That was also the title of her appearance on Good Morning America recently as she spoke about her new book “Simple Dreams” and life’s changes

On singing, Linda speaks and says “everyone should sing, “…music is a way to process our feelings and work out our lives,” she says.

On receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease since the release of her book, Linda says, “…she is happy to be alive.”  

Life has certainly changed. But Linda looks wonderful and speaks with a happy and optimistic attitude for her future, even knowing that she now has Parkinson’s disease.


(WebMD) Parkinson’s disease  is a movement disorder that progresses slowly. Some people will first notice a sense of weakness, difficulty walking, and stiff muscles. Others may notice a tremor of the head or hands. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder and the symptoms gradually worsen. The general symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:

  •  Slowness of voluntary movements, especially in the initiation of such movements as walking or rolling over in bed
  • Decreased facial expression, monotonous speech, and decreased eye blinking
  • A shuffling gait with poor arm swing and stooped posture
  • Unsteady balance; difficulty rising from a sitting position
  • Continuous “pill-rolling” motion of the thumb and forefinger
  • Abnormal tone or stiffness in the trunk and extremities
  • Swallowing problems in later stages
  • Lightheadedness or fainting when standing (orthostatic hypotension)


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