Reliability was always the hallmark of great home-grown institutions like the BBC, British Gas and the National Health Service (NHS). Being the dependable sort myself, I’ve always preferred things that way. Perhaps, given my age, it was a little presumptuous of me to assume that in living up to the mark as Marie’s ‘carer’. I […]
If the Mayan calendar and other ancient philosophical predictions are correct, the world is coming to an end on the 21st December 2012 and I’m wasting my time writing, but clearly, something went wrong with their calculations and thankfully we’ve all survived not only ‘Armageddon’ but also the excesses of the Xmas festivities which, as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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