24 Jan 2012 by Meg Pinfield
Our local TV station announced that January 16th was Blue Monday, the gloomiest day of the year during the bleak post-Christmas slump. Luckily it was a good day for us. We had three appointments offering help and advice for Ivan with his Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms and me as his carer.
19 Jan 2012 by Briony Cooke
I have been a regular bus user since giving up driving four years ago when I fell asleep at the wheel of my car and ended up in a hedge. Daytime somnolence and night-time insomnia are symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and incompatible with safe driving. Having surrendered my licence, I received the compensation of a free bus pass. Living near the centre of a large town, I can take full advantage its efficient bus network. A bus pass is one of the few perks of having PD.
12 Jan 2012 by Chris Boughton
I was recently asked by a new member of the Parkinson’s disease internet patients’ forum that I administer what tips I could give with respect to trying to manage the symptoms of PD. I pointed out that everyone with PD is different and there are obviously also issues concerning the stage that a patient’s illness is at. However, the member persisted so I attempted to relate what I do on a daily basis to make life easier for myself, bearing in mind that I was diagnosed nearly 8 years ago aged 51.