Whats in a Name?… #stirrednotshaking

August 28, 2019

I asked my colleagues for some help coming up with a memorable name and hashtag for this blog, we came up with #stirrednotshaking. I like it, catchy and memorable, reminds you of those old James Bond martini moments! But there’s a lot more too it than that. The image most people conjure up in their minds, when they think about Parkinson’s sufferers is of someone shaking uncontrollably, and not able to walk too well. But many of us don’t shake…

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Why This, Why Now? My Parkinson’s Journey

August 12, 2019

Parkinson’s is a neuro-degenerative disease, that is often misunderstood. Leading those diagnosed to become scared and worried about their future. Many online resources focus on the later stages of the disease presenting those diagnosed with the final “outcome” rather than the (often long) journey, which may allow a high quality of life for many years.…

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My Girlfriends drains……

June 10, 2019

Everyone has heard the joke, “My dog has no nose..” “How does he smell”…….Terrible! Well I discovered that one of the earliest tell tale signs of Parkinson’s is that you may loose your sense of smell. Who knew?? And whilst everyone would like a perfect sense of smell, its really helpful for the doctors to help identify how long you have had Parkinson’s when they diagnose you. For me, when I was diagnosed, two years ago, the doctor asked how…

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