About Tim Hague Sr.
For Tim Hague Sr., the face of Parkinson's Disease was a dying old man, confined to a large La-Z-Boy recliner, his body twitching and his will breaking. The sight was a constant one during Hague’s childhood, most of which was spent watching his father, Max, suffer through the unsightly stages of the disease.
Tim Hague Jr. has had a much different experience as the son of a man with Parkinson’s. The younger of “The Tims” -- as they are now known across Canada, where Tim Hague Sr. and his son have become celebrities – has been overcome with the way his father has taken on the condition.
“It’s helped me appreciate him a little bit more,” Tim Jr. said. “He really is an inspiring person.”
Through a journey that led The Tims to an unexpected place as winners of the first-ever “Amazing Race Canada” to a cross-country speaking tour that came from the instant fame that followed, Tim Hague Sr. is out to change the face of Parkinson’s.
“I’m very, very proud of all that I can do for Parkinson’s,” he said. “It’s not a well-known or well understood disease. The longer I go with it, the more I understand the lack of understanding with the disease.”
As the son of a man with Parkinson’s, Tim Hague Sr. knew all too well what the disease could do to a person’s will. He witnessed it first hand during the final years of his father’s life, which ended when Max Hague was 72 years old.
Blog for Tim Hague Sr.
Tuesday May 26, 2015
There is an ongoing discussion regarding physical activity and Parkinson’s. We often hear quotes that exercise will help, if not outright cure, many of the symptoms we face with PD. And I believe it’s true. I have lived the reality of feeling better while exercising. My joints move better, my whole body works better and I have less anxiety when I’m active.Read Article
Friday March 20, 2015
By all means let us pursue a cure for Parkinson's. Bur first, let us relentlessly pursue life.Read Article
Sunday February 15, 2015
I’ve had a few people not openly deride the fact that I was on a reality television show but come close. In truth I get it.Read Article
Friday January 16, 2015
I'll never forget the physical strength of my mother. She would care for elderly people in our home for many years. She is a slight woman but was, in her day, incredibly strong. I would watch her reposition large, bed-ridden men by herself, and only after going into nursing myself, did I appreciate the strength she possessed.Read Article
Wednesday December 31, 2014
Hello from Canada! It is a real honor for me that Steve Wright and the gang at Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation have asked me to be a regular contributing writer for this blog. It is my hope that whatever your connection to the conversation around Parkinson's Disease, you will be encouraged to 'Live Your Best' by my contributions.Read Article
Tim Hague Sr. TV
In December of 2015 I took a leave of absence from my nursing career that has turned into my taking a permanent leave due to my Parkinson's. Most of us have had dreams of what it might be like to take early retirement, hit the beach and live the high life. Well, my reality is not quite that. Don't get me wrong. It's not that it's been so bad, it's just that it's not been that great. Read More
Tug, tug, tug
"What's it feel like to have Parkinson's?"
This was the gist of a conversation I was having recently with a friend whose father also has the disease. I enjoyed the conversation so much that it inspired me to make it my next blog post! Read More
Life lessons. I find, at times, they are really hard to take in. I have discovered these past couple months that I do not really care to write/blog/share when I feel unsure or confused. But today I woke up with the sense that I needed to do just that. Read More
Examples of living your best
I want to highlight some of the things being done by individuals all over North America in an attempt to lighten the burden of Parkinson's. These are just a few of the individuals in the world who are striving to help those of us with Parkinson's 'Live Your Best'. Read More
Suggestions for the Shaken
I do believe in what I've been writing regarding living your best. So the question is: How? How do you have the strength, courage and perseverance when life is really, really, really rotten? Read More