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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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