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Chris Boughton

Enjoy the Ride

5 November 2013 by Chris Boughton

It has been very much a couple of weeks of reflection and nostalgia for me. Unfortunately this has by no means been all of a positive nature. My career was largely centred on one company which I was employed by for 24 years in total. I started out there as an engineering apprentice, at 15 […]

Briony Cooke

Looking on the Bright Side

30 October 2013 by Briony Cooke

When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s 13 years ago I had a chat with the Leader of the local support group who said that whatever I did I must stay optimistic as a way of accepting my condition. Instead of asking myself “Why me?”, I should ask myself “Why not me?” At the time, […]

Chris Boughton

“Bench to Bed”

15 October 2013 by Chris Boughton

There has been a significant amount of media exposure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the UK over the past week. Firstly a trial was announced for a new procedure to utilise and deliver the protein GDNF, with a request for participants to take part in a human trial. Then a few days later, scientists announced […]

Chris Boughton

The Third and Final Year

7 October 2013 by Chris Boughton

The third and final year of my BA degree in History and English commenced last week with an induction day at college. It is 4 months since we concluded the second year and it has been a long break; too long! I have missed the distraction from Parkinson’s disease (PD) that the course provides. I […]

Briony Cooke

Town and Country

3 October 2013 by Briony Cooke

Moving day was memorable for the remarkable amount of stuff we had to cram into two removal vans, the docile cooperation of our many pets and how my Parkinson’s did not interfere. It was inevitable that I would be involved in shifting and lifting, but to help with this and avoid back strain I used […]

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