Cognitive Competence

I have always been someone who has loved words. I even have favourite words like ‘penultimate’ and ‘serendipity’. I have always been quite articulate in the use of words and able to express myself. I have worked in radio previously – many years ago – as a co-host on a breakfast show and had toContinue reading “Cognitive Competence”

Will you hold my hand?

Not sure if I’ve shared this poem before, but I quite like it so thought I would share today. I shared it on a Parkies Facebook page that I follow that was asking people to share their talent, their arts and crafts. My Mother was a bit of an artist and my home is homeContinue reading “Will you hold my hand?”

Mum and Dad…

Writing my Blog tonight and then sitting in my spa pool listening to music with a glass of red wine. Trying to de-stress and lift my low mood. Then I got to thinking about my Mum and Dad, who both also had Parkinson’s. I have encouraged my children to read my Blog, so that theyContinue reading “Mum and Dad…”

Sometimes I cry…

Sometimes for no apparent reason I cry. I put a brave face on most of the time and can almost ignore the fact that I have Parkinson’s. I go about my daily business, doing my job, living my life and feeling pretty normal. Then out of the blue, it’s like something snaps me back toContinue reading “Sometimes I cry…”

Inspirational

In my work over the years, I have worked with many people in challenging circumstances. They have had sudden devastating illnesses such as strokes and brain tumors, dementia and a vast array of other conditions. I have worked with them and their families and done my best to support them as they either progress –Continue reading “Inspirational”

Peer Support…

Who are our peers? Tonight, for the first time in a long time, I attended a Peer Support group run by our local MS & Parkinson’s Society. I had enquired about the group after I received an email notice that it was coming up. Previously, I had attended a group for people who were inContinue reading “Peer Support…”

A sense of community

I think more and more as I grow older, that I need a sense of community surrounding me. Particularly, now with Parkinson’s I want to be part of something that has caring at its centre. A feeling of belonging and being in a place that’s right for me and right for my husband. Living inContinue reading “A sense of community”

It’s not all about me…

Strange to say, but ‘It’s not all about me’ this Blog is a part of the story of my life in my journey with Parkinson’s, but it is also about my family. With the weekend coming up, I had made plans to have my three grand-daughters to stay for the weekend. They are 13 yearContinue reading “It’s not all about me…”

Is it ‘PD’ or not ‘PD’?

This condition seems to come with a myriad of different symptoms and pain. It feels like every time I turn around something new hurts. I can’t seem to get a break from it and at times it can be quite demoralizing. About a month ago – maybe more – I started getting pain in theContinue reading “Is it ‘PD’ or not ‘PD’?”

Doing my bit…

It has been a different kind of weekend so far this weekend. After not being able to do much recently due to a knee injury, I feel finally I am on the mend. I really miss being active when I have had to rest up, but this weekend I’ve felt much better and able toContinue reading “Doing my bit…”