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In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
The event had been planned for a few months. Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night. The hotel was comfortable. As a team of people who had also the bonds … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas
It takes time to get used to living your life in three hour stages. After my diagnosis of Parkinson's, in 2017, I was initially given medication called Madopar; co-beneldopa. This provides levodopa and that enables my brain to produce dopamine. Parkinson's gradually kills the part of the brain that produces dopamine and so … Continue reading The Miracle in a Box
One of the interesting things about regularly practicing art, is that you start to develop a style of your own. I have taken to working on portraits. This has become something of a fascination to me, for I have a condition called Prosopagnosia; also known as face blindness. It is a life-long condition … Continue reading The Facial Art Mystery
Have you had reason to visit hospital recently? Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium term care or, maybe like me, you may have a chronic condition or illness that requires you to attend for ongoing, indefinite reviews? For me, the reason for my hospital visit was a … Continue reading A Rude Awakening
Today, I will be attending my latest six-monthly neurology review. This is to assess how Parkinson's disease is progressing and to review medication. It is an opportunity for my neurologist and I to explore how I experience Parkinson's and for us both to ask questions about all aspects of that. There will be … Continue reading A Patient’s Perspective
Synopsis: Born in London, Dean G. Parsons is a renowned psychotherapist and writer now living in the beautiful county of Suffolk; the home of many of his ancestors. Diagnosed in 2017 with Parkinson's Disease, Dean uses narrative and richly descriptive poetry to tell a story of his relationship with Parkinson's going back to his childhood … Continue reading A Look Inside
⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by … Continue reading Brexit and My Therapy Services
“The car park and my cafe were under water! I felt almost broken…..I could barely go on….My dyskinesia and tremor were off the scale.” Brendan Quinn. 2019. Brendan Quinn was thirty-five years old when he received what he called “…the shocking diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s.” I was to interview this inspiring thirty-eight … Continue reading Brendan Quinn: Parkinson’s, Brain Surgery and Floods