Taking a Meaningful Risk

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “Depart from discretion, when it interferes with duty.” – Hannah More. One of the aspects of being a person with Parkinson’s, that others may not consider, is just how difficult it is to tell others that you have Parkinson’s; particularly those closest to you.  For […]

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Morning Has Broken.

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. Morning Has Broken: My phone alarm goes off at 6.45am, every day; it’s time to take my medication.  This week, the sultry, velvet voice of Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘Summertime’, in a duet with the magical Louis Armstrong, has been my favourite way for the start of each new […]

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Parkinson’s Meds Side Effects

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of the subjects that people with Parkinson’s have both experience of and opinion about is that of side effects caused by medication.  The possible side effects of short and long-term medication use are well listed within the information leaflets found within medication packs.  Side […]

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Dear Conservative Govt.

I was shocked, recently, by a decision affecting my mother’s care.  Our lovely Conservative Government and Conservative Local Authority, continues to make the rich in our society richer, while cutting back vital support for the poor and disabled.  Our Prime Minister must have a wooden heart, for Theresa May’s policies are hurting the most vulnerable […]

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Dear Theresa May

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. What follows is a form of activism.  A poem to our Prime Minister, here in the UK, about ‘Personal Independence Psyments’ (PIP) for those with disabilities. Dear Theresa May This message is for you, Mrs. May. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter […]

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Life’s Leafy Pathway

A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the people one and all. Who can resist […]

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Parkinson’s is a Moon Walk

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Something that I have become aware of, since being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, is that there is nobody in my life to teach me how to ‘do’ Parkinson’s Disease!  Throughout my life there have been my parents, family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employers, trainers […]

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