Tomorrow is the induction day for the second year of my BA in History and English; and it is going to be a long day. Whilst it will be good to meet up with my fellow students from last year, I am not looking forward to a 9-hour day at college. Also a significant amount […]
It seems my role as a carer is yet to come to an end. As I have accompanied Ivan through all his experiences with Parkinson’s disease (PD), I do have some insights to offer to those who are now responsible for his welfare. I serve as a human “memory stick”. While Ivan happily chooses to let go of the […]
My father had an aortic heart valve replaced when he was 52 which ironically is within a year of my age when diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD); so life changing events for both of us in our early fifties. At the time, he was advised that the valve could be expected to function acceptably for between 15 […]
My first encounter with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was in the ’90s working as Scientific Administrator for the Brain Imaging Research Department at Hammersmith Hospital in London. As well as ongoing research, neurologists acted as independent assessors for a study of embryonic cell implants in PD patients who were all in the advanced stages of the disease. At […]
Just 4 weeks left of my summer break and then it is back to college to begin the second year of my BA (Hons) in English and History. I have to admit that I have lost a fair bit of enthusiasm and momentum for the course with such a long break and will be very […]
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