Alan Alda Talks Living with Parkinson's and Not Giving Up Acting
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Actor Alan Alda attended the AARP The Magazines 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards to present the Best Screenwriter trophy to Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story.Alda opened up to Extra on the red carpet about his recent Parkinsons diagnosis and how it impacts him day-to-day, saying, I spend part of my day taking care of what Ive got. I just shake a little, but otherwise Im in good shape. Im interested in it its like a puzzle to solve: How can I make use of whats known and hold off the worst of it? Im curious, and it gives me something to do, and I love to work so its something else to work on.Saying he won't give up acting, Alda said of his upcoming 84th birthday, Eighty-three was very nice Im trying for 84 now. He joked, When I wake up and say, Im done, that will be when Im already dead.