Archive for January 2013

Meg Pinfield

“Ivan No-Finger”

28 January 2013 by Meg Pinfield

Although Ivan has memory problems occasionally, due to his Parkinson’s disease (PD), he also has clever ways of remembering things.  We have a friend called Des who had a toe amputated.  I was telling Ivan some anecdote about Des, and wanted to be sure Ivan knew who I was talking about.  “Yes”, he said “Des No-Toe”.  I […]

Chris Boughton

PD and the Snowman

22 January 2013 by Chris Boughton

The screen saver on my Tablet device is always a positive picture or photograph; after all what is the point of it being anything but positive?  Not surprisingly my three year old grandson has held pride of place on the tablet for some time now.  I installed a photograph of a Christmas tree bauble in […]

Briony Cooke


15 January 2013 by Briony Cooke

The real me! When I first started this blog two years ago I was concerned about privacy and thought it was best to adopt a pseudonym. I chose Laura Lewis, my grandmother’s name. I had never met her because she died of appendicitis aged 33. Using her name was a form of respect for her […]

Chris Boughton

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

8 January 2013 by Chris Boughton

It is the end of the first week of 2013 and I am still contemplating what, if any, New Year’s resolutions I should be setting myself. When my career was in full flow, before Parkinson’s disease (PD) entered my life, I usually set myself about ten targets aimed at improving the quality of my life. I would […]

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