Archive for July 2013

Meg Pinfield

The Secret of Happiness

22 July 2013 by Meg Pinfield

For those like me who think the glass is half empty, people like Ivan have much to teach us. He faces daily challenges with his ‘Parkinson’s Plus’ (as I call it) Parkinson’s disease as well as other health problems which have limited his lifestyle as he gets older. He has enjoyed recent visits from family who live […]

Chris Boughton

Nervous Anticipation

18 July 2013 by Chris Boughton

In August 2011, nearly 2 years ago, I enrolled on a BA in English and History at our local university campus. Looking back it was an incredibly bold move considering I was in my eighth year since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It was also 36 years since I had undertaken any academic study beyond short […]

Briony Cooke

A Moving Story

15 July 2013 by Briony Cooke

In a couple of months we shall be moving house from our urban four-storey Victorian semi to a more modern detached house in a rural setting. Parkinson’s has been the prime reason for the move, and we leave this house with its 47 stairs and 4 flights with regret but also relief. A bungalow would seem to […]

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