Archive for October 2012

Terry Morris

One Day at a Time

30 October 2012 by Terry Morris

When I first consented to write these bi-monthly blogs, I hadn’t fully appreciated the challenges that lay ahead. A lot can happen in a short space of time for a person with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and my wife, Marie, has been no exception. Given the roller coaster of events (good and bad) that have kept me […]

Chris Boughton

More Distraction

22 October 2012 by Chris Boughton

The first five weeks of my History and Sociology degree course at college are now completed and I’ve made it to the relative tranquillity of half term. But whilst I will not have to go into college for lessons this week I am by no means free from college work as I have a 1000 […]

Briony Cooke

Ten Years Ago

8 October 2012 by Briony Cooke

After I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in August 2000, I started keeping a diary where I recorded both the physical and psychological Parkinson’s symptoms. This diary was where I could express my feelings and fears which I hid from the rest of the world; it became an emotional outlet as well as an important quarterly record of […]

Chris Boughton


7 October 2012 by Chris Boughton

I stumbled across a television programme yesterday where a famous American female actor was answering questions about her career and life to an audience of undergraduates, mostly in their late teens to early twenties. Normally I would have switched channels immediately but at the time I was glancing at a newspaper too so I left […]

Briony Cooke

Beware of Broad Beans

1 October 2012 by Briony Cooke

Parkinson’s is a complex condition which can dominate our lives, but I have found that careful management of my food intake can have significant benefits. During my first three years of living with Parkinson’s, I could eat what I fancied, but since starting medication nine years ago, I have had to limit my protein consumption because it […]

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