With an agreement that we would not be meeting in November, simply due to each of us having so much else on, this third Saturday in December saw the 4th meeting of what we small group of creative friends have called 'The Art Shack'. Originally, and still, a Facebook group by that name, … Continue reading The Art Shack 4
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.
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
I have been contacted by Parkinson's Life magazine. They have advised me that they have showcased my book in their list of top books about Parkinson's! This is a huge privilege and I am stunned that the first paperback book I have ever written is receiving such accolade. Thank you to … Continue reading The Stuff of Dreams
“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
I have just been compiling my medication for the week ahead, into my medication dispensing boxes; known as dosset boxes. Today, I am reflecting, with not undue concern, about the risk Brexit places upon the supply chain for my medication. One aspect that is of major concern for me, on the … Continue reading Breaking the Chain