Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas and, if you do not celebrate Christmas, to nonetheless extend that wish for peace and happiness to you. Thank you to all of my readers and to those who follow me on various … Continue reading Good Wishes to You All
From my You Tube channel. In this vlog, having had to give up my career due to ill health caused by Parkinson's Disease, I discuss the issue of duplication in applying for Government benefits. https://youtu.be/FHBHQKK3me0 (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
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
How to cause chaos in your studio space! I had been thinking of how to personalise a gift for my mother-in-law's eightieth birthday and decided to create my own hand made gift wrap. I thought about the options and decided to go with paper marbling. The marble design on wrapping paper can look … Continue reading Emergency Art Drama Crisis!
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
“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
My next appointment with my neurologist, is towards the end of this month. This is where I meet for what is a review, roughly every six months, to explore how Parkinson's is being experienced by me and to assess the progress of the disease. My medication is reviewed and I have the opportunity … Continue reading When Things Change
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