In addition to taking medication, Judy Johnson keeps her body extremely active throughout the day doing Tai-Chi, bicycling and other high intensity workouts.
She knows that by working her muscles, she's fighting off a disease that leaves people unable to control some of their movements.
She also dedicates her time to helping others who may be feeling depressed after being diagnosed with Parkinson's.
"Since it is incurable, that seems to trigger the response that I'm going to die at any moment. When Parkinson's Medication keeps people going for quite a while," said Johnson.
More than 1.5 Million people in the United States suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Johnson leads support groups in Lincoln that help people make the first steps to battle the disease.