Archive for July 2011

Meg Pinfield

In Sickness and in Health

17 July 2011 by Meg Pinfield

When I married Ivan, he was in his mid-seventies and I was approaching fifty.  It never crossed my mind that I might one day become his carer.  Although he was of my parents’ generation, he seemed much younger, more active and independent.  Even now that he is over 90, a Parkinson’s patient with other infirmities […]

Chris Boughton

We are not all the Same

15 July 2011 by Chris Boughton

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a very unusual illness in that the sufferers can often experience a wide range of symptoms with each patient appearing to have their own unique combination of symptoms. It is regularly described as a ‘designer illness’ which is in many ways an unfortunate label as PD is hardly something anyone would […]

Briony Cooke

Anticipation

7 July 2011 by Briony Cooke

Being positive is a way of managing Parkinson’s (PD) and part of this involves looking forward. I have had a good summer so far thanks to the anticipation of two events in the near future; one unexpected and the other carefully planned. We were surprised and delighted to discover that after waiting ten years, our […]

Chris Boughton

Never let it Fade Away

1 July 2011 by Chris Boughton

I live in a village in the east of England close to a market town with a population of around 35,000 people. I have lived here most of my life – through schooling, employment and retirement. I worked for local companies and as a company director and general manager I also became heavily involved in […]

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