Vito Cosmo: Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease


"Parkinson's is not a death sentence. It's manageable." - Vito Cosmo

Vito Cosmo was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 49. Learn about the impacts of Parkinson's disease on Vito's personal and professional life. More importantly, how Vito and his family are combating Parkinson's disease with a positive attitude, good nutrition, regular exercise and dietary supplements in addition to medication and support from the community.

 

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About Vito Cosmo

"Parkinson's is not a death sentence. It's manageable." - Vito Cosmo
 
Vito was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 49. He and his family are combating Parkinson's disease with a positive attitude, good nutrition, exercise, supplements, and medication. They have made it their mission to raise awareness and funding to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
 
Vito joined the Parkinson Council Golf Classic Committee and helped ring the NASDAQ bell for Parkinson's Awareness Month. He is currently a Board Member of The Parkinson Council. 
 
Vito Cosmo is a Managing Director in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Office of Grant Thornton, where he specializes in state and local taxation. Vito lives in Philadelphia with his wife Rosanne and his daughter Sabrina. 
 

Learn more about the 360 interview series.

 

Previous Chapters:

 

Part 1 | "You Have Parkinson's Disease"

Vito discusses the various symptoms that ultimately led to the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.


Part 2 | Day of Diagnosis

Vito and Rosanne describe what it was like to hear "You have Parkinson's."


Part 3 | Communicating with Family & Friends

Vito discusses the importance of communicating with family, friends, and colleagues about Parkinson's.


Part 4 | Tips for the Newly Diagnosed

Vito shares his tips on communication, workplace, diet, and exercise with newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson's.


Part 5 | Diet and Nutrition

Vito and Rosanne discuss how Parkinson's has changed Vito's diet.


Part 6 | Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Vito shares his tips on maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.


Part 7 | Exercise & Parkinson's

In this video, Vito shares his tips on maintaining an exercise plan to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.


Part 8 | Coping with Fatigue & Sleep Problems

Vito shares his tips on coping with fatigue and sleep problems.


Part 9 | Medications & Supplements

Vito shares his experience with Parkinson's treatment options, medications, and supplements.


Part 10 | Parkinson's & the Workplace

Vito discusses various challenges he overcomes at workplace since his Parkinson's diagnosis.


Part 11 | Changes Since Diagnosis

Roseanne and Vito share with us their thoughts on life changes after Vito's Parkinson's diagnosis.


Part 12 | Daily Motivation

Roseanne and Vito share their insights on motivation and support.


Part 13 | Tips for Parkinson's Patients & Caregivers

Vito and Roseanne share their tips and insights on living with Parkinson's disease.


Part 14 | Preparing for the Future

Vito and Roseanne share their tips on things they do to prepare for the future.


Part 15 | Meaning of Parkinson's

Vito shares his perspective on Parkinson's and what it means to live with Parkinson's.


Part 16 | Parkinson's Support Community

Vito shares his insights on finding support from the Parkinson's community and staying positive.


 

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