With the progression of Parkinson's Disease giving me a powerful kick or three, this year, I have deteriorated more than I had expected and certainly my new neurologist has said that Parkinson's is now at 'fast progression'. Nothing exemplified this better than the number of times that I have fallen and almost fallen … Continue reading A Wet Makeover
Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss the importance of communication for people with Parkinson's. https://youtu.be/HTnh8Lq0guA (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Taken from my You Tube Channel. In this vlog, I discuss medication. https://youtu.be/Nn6Ey-1kl1U (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
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
Taken from my You Tube Channel. Here, suffering from the severe Parkinson's symptoms of painful dystonia and frustrating insomnia, I go on camera to describe what this is like to experience. https://youtu.be/YDQJziKhBao (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Taken from my You Tube Channel. In this vlog, I speak of the origins of Parkinson's Disease within my family. I recite a poem from my book 'A Look Inside'; available at Amazon, worldwide. https://youtu.be/q-cpbaKP0eI (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
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
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
“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