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Finding the right balance!

Life! I needed to find my own equilibrium  . . until I'd reached utter saturation point I hadn't realised how vital this would prove. I listened to the lovely lady from Occupational Therapy genuinely believing her . . but the moment she left whoosh off I went again 500mph Heidi. My diagnosis of Parkinson's in 2014… Continue reading Finding the right balance!

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Cognition at the Insight Conference by Jon Best

On 10/04/2019 World Parkinson’s Awareness day the Online Insight conference began. This year it truly was a world conference with presentations from India and Africa. It was interesting to hear about the about the logistical problems in India and the stigma of Parkinson’s in Africa. The inclusivity didn’t stop there with geography but extended to… Continue reading Cognition at the Insight Conference by Jon Best

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Spring is springing . . Diets are dawning!

Swimming Costume sprints I’ve noticed a lot of talk about weight loss which is generally the case at this time of year as we ladies in particular (no discrimination intended just that we tend to bang on about it more. . .fairs fair!) start realising that very soon the thick tights and trousers will soon… Continue reading Spring is springing . . Diets are dawning!

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I did it . . I actually did it

Finding the common ground I can, I will, I have . . I walked out of work, clunk click went the gate behind me. That was that 16yrs, age 38 and “it”, my career as a Police Officer, had come down to a clunk click and a train journey home. This diagnosis of Parkinson’s really… Continue reading I did it . . I actually did it

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My non artistic non creative sea glass hobby!

Art and me. Me and art. . . However you put those together read every school report (ask my family, especially my mum who had to try and guess the delights of my latest creation at school) each said the same "Heidi tries hard, she creates (and I quote ) . . some interesting designs". . It's a harsh word at times "interesting" . . .

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Me, Mr P & Cath . . Parkinson’s you’re never alone!

It scared me to death when the nurse said it. . . Not only had I not thought there was an issue and this was all a fuss over nothing but now she was talking about me doing what to myself. Right so give me my water retention tablets and I'll be off So let's… Continue reading Me, Mr P & Cath . . Parkinson’s you’re never alone!

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Stress and Parkinson’s

  I watched a TV program tonight that stated that stress is a modern epidemic. It causes half of the sick days that are taken. Stress can worsen cardiac problems and have serious adverse effects. We are advised when diagnosed with Parkinson’s that we should avoid stress but with modern life how does that work?… Continue reading Stress and Parkinson’s

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Tonight’s efforts ! By Clare Lindley

A few months ago I wrote a poem, a poem to share with people who care. People really care about me you see. It's strange this feeling the poem has given me. How can a girl, someone like me. Put pen to paper and create such poetry. I have no idea and this remains a… Continue reading Tonight’s efforts ! By Clare Lindley

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Parkinson’s. . Well where do I start by Clare Lindley

Written by SLTPD Member Clare Lindley who kindly allowed me to publish, with many thanks to her for this great insightful, uplifting yet very real piece.  Parkinson's disease (PD)- well where do I start. I was diagnosed at age 30 and it broke my heart. Some dark days then followed and the tears they came… Continue reading Parkinson’s. . Well where do I start by Clare Lindley

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Pure imagination . . . Living there you’ll be free

If you've ever seen the musical version of Ronald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory then "Pure imagination' is the song Willy Wonka sings as he greets his motley crew of different shaped and sized guests (ok with varying attitude problems apart from the loveable Charlie. . . Of course!) So what on earth does… Continue reading Pure imagination . . . Living there you’ll be free