Benefits of Exercise & Parkinson’s

February 9, 2020

In my last blog post I talked about Running and the various issues I have had continuing to run with Parkinson’s. I have been belligerent and carried on exercising and running, as I think its a great stress buster and probably good for my Parkinson’s. The more I have looked into this the more I feel that exercise is a fundamental requirement for Parkinson’s patients. Research is beginning to point to a slowing down of the relentless progression of Parkinson’s…

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Run Forest Run….

December 20, 2019

In my other blog post I talked about how I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s due to difficulty running. This was due to rigidity in my shoulder, that was initially only apparent when I ran. And it made the whole experience of running far less enjoyable – and sometimes painful. Particularly disappointing for me as I have been running for many years now, it is something I have really enjoyed, it’s a great stress buster, gets you out in the fresh…

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Conny’s Story

November 27, 2019

Since going public with Parkinson’s, I have met and spoken to lots of people that have the disease. Some are at the start of their journey and beginning to learn all about Parkinson’s and what it will allow them to continue doing (or not doing), others have travelled further on the journey than I have. It has been a source of inspiration to meet or talk to all of them. I have learned a lot more about what is to…

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“Going Public” : What Happened?

November 8, 2019

At some time or another all people that suffer from Parkinson’s will have to tell their loved ones, friends and colleagues about their diagnosis and disease. Owing to the stigma and misunderstanding that society has of this illness, most people wait until they can’t hide it anymore – when the symptoms are becoming more pronounced and visible. As a consequence, they may have lived secretly with Parkinson’s for many years, fearful of what will happen when people know. Perhaps fearful…

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Route to Diagnosis

September 23, 2019

Summer 2017 The day I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, in the summer of 2017, was one of the worst days of my life. Having left the doctors practice, I sat with my wife of six months, in a garden square in central London, and sobbed. I was scared, my mind instantly painted a picture of “me” in the later stages of the disease, unable to care for myself, in a wheelchair, shaking uncontrollably. But I was most upset about the…

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