It’s Good for the Brain

Excerpt from my Facebook page: Dean’s Facebook Page In my role as a psychotherapist, I highlight the merits of physical activity and physical well-being in relation to maintaining positive mental-health. There is much research that evidences how regular exercise, healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle improve cognitive function and increase the ‘happy’ chemicals produced in […]

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Let’s Get Physical

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Over the last week, I did something rather extraordinary, for me!  I signed up to membership of our local Leisure Centre! I now have access to use of all of the facilities; including gym, pool and the various classes that run from there.  I have […]

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You Are Not Alone

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. “Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone participating, is to disclose personal difficulty.  Whatever we may be […]

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You Do What You Believe

Aaron Beck (born 1921) is known for further developing Cognitive Behaviour theory.  I have found that he is known to have developed studies and clinical observations of clients, in the 1960’s, in relation to the treatment of depression. Beck became known for having further developed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a ‘Model of Depression’.  The aim […]

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You Can Do Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of the difficulties that the members of Parkinson’s Road global support community often ask me about, is their sense of frustration, powerlessness and despair at the realisation their diagnosis has changed them forever.  Indeed, as a person with Parkinson’s myself, I too am well […]

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My Parkinson’s Review Consultation

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. As many of my readers who are, themselves, living with Parkinson’s will know, we patients have to attend a regular consultation with our Neurologists to discuss how we have been doing and to monitor for disease progression.  Today, I attended my second review appointment.  This […]

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Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be.  The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox. One of the most common difficulties that I see, in other people with Parkinson’s, is frustration.  Indeed, I see this […]

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