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Chris Boughton

The Scores are in!

6 February 2014 by Chris Boughton

Regular followers of my blog about my life with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will know that in Summer of 2011 I decided it was long past time to stop spending all day, every day, researching PD.

Chris Boughton

The Gain was Worth the Pain

22 January 2014 by Chris Boughton

I am just about to embark on the final semester of my 3-year degree (BA) in English and History at my local college. Last week I sat a 3-hour exam on the Spanish Civil War which, thankfully, went much better than I had feared it would. My Parkinson’s disease (PD) was relatively kind and allowed […]

Briony Cooke

Singing for the Brain

17 January 2014 by Briony Cooke

When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) nearly 14 years ago, I started medication within six months. Since then I have begun to realise that medication alone cannot adequately control the symptoms of PD: it is much more complicated than that. A more holistic approach is required, which promotes other principles such as maintaining […]

Chris Boughton

Where there is Cake, there is Hope…

7 January 2014 by Chris Boughton

About a year after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) I started to lose weight. Over a period of about two months I lost around 2st (28lb) taking my weight from 14st down to around 12st. At just over 6ft tall I was a little overweight for my height at 14st but 12st was […]

Chris Boughton

It is all a Question of Balance!

7 January 2014 by Chris Boughton

I am in the tenth year since my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and I guess I am now a PD veteran of sorts. At the start I knew nothing about PD, and nearly 10 years later I now know probably far too much. I have spent a great deal of time researching PD, only […]

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