parkinson’s disease

A blog about parkinson’s disease.

Back to the Future – 21 October 1985

21Oct

What's the future of health?

Today, as many of you will know, is Back to the Future day. The day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled forward in time on 21 October 2015 in the film Back to the Future. This iconic film is being discussed on … Continue reading

  

Live self determined-Die self determined

14Aug

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In my last blog I wrote about the process of Assisted Dying in Switzerland. A country I have loved to ski and walk in for many years and a country I feel very at home in, as do my two … Continue reading

  

To die with dignity?

9Aug

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In this weeks news was the story of a woman in her seventies who travelled to a clinic in Switzerland to take advantage of Swiss law, which allows  an individual to choose to end their life. The article suggested that … Continue reading

  

Come fly with me

13Nov

I do actually talk quite a lot. You would never guess though would you? I mean, I’ve been almost Trappist in my approach to this blog and I am actually quite ashamed tbh because I really like talkhealth and now … Continue reading

  

Mona Lisa smile. or not.

9Aug

I dont normally do this but I wanted to post a link to my post today about Bob Hoskins’ annoncement last night that he has PD. Here’s what I wrote on the subject of shaky celebs on my other blog. … Continue reading

  

Does she take sugar?

1Aug

I seem to find it hard to keep this blog on a regular basis but I hope you find the posts, when they come, are worth a quick run through at least. One of the reasons I don’t post very … Continue reading

  

All in the mind

5Jul

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and I have continued to have health challenges, physical and otherwise but I’m still standing and that’s a Good Thing. I wanted to take a little time today to try to … Continue reading

  

Checking in?

14Jun

or checking out? to be honest, I have had a bit of an up and down time recently manfully trying to deal with the impact of PD on my life, work, family…everything basically. This may be a surprise given i … Continue reading

  

Silence

27May

I’ve been mighty quiet recently. Very unlike me, I’m afraid. Times have been tough over at Stitch Towers, a major contributor to which has been a long lasting bout of insomnia. This is common amoung Parkinson’s patients but it doesn’t … Continue reading

  

Why your doctors should be working together

23May

Why your doctors should be working together and why patients shouldn’t have to integrate the data themselves. Eleven years ago, my Mom passed away from MSA – Multiple system atrophy. Multiple-system atrophy (MSA) is a neurological disorder associated with the … Continue reading

  

Can I trust you to keep a secret?

3May

In this article, Danny Lieberman talks about the importance of trust and privacy in our healthcare interactions. pri·va·cy/ˈprīvəsē/ The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people. The state of being free from public … Continue reading

  

When doctors still made house calls and people still died at home

30Apr

Over 100 years ago, when doctors still made house calls and people still died at home, it would have been difficult to predict the events that led much of the Western world to a trillion dollar healthcare systems technology industry … Continue reading

  

On the other hand…

27Apr

Well, just before you think it’s going to be all doom and gloom here at Stitch Towers, I thought I’d count my blessings and try to think about 10 Good Things that have arisen due to my PD diagnosis. If Martha … Continue reading

  

The value proposition of private social networking for healthcare

25Apr

The value proposition of private social networking for healthcare is saving time not spending time. You, me, we’re all consumers As consumers of products and services, doctors are no different from anyone else. They have basic needs (sales is defined … Continue reading

  

Creep

18Apr

Parkinson’s is a funny old thing. It creeps up on you without you really noticing. Apparently, by the time you realise there’s something up, most of the dopamine producing cells have died or are distinctly doddery. It’s all too late … Continue reading

  

Boho or beige??

15Apr

Let’s continue with decorating my new pad here at talkhealth. Don’t worry I won’t exhaust the metaphor – we won’t be picking out coasters together. But I would like to set the tone, the style. My persona. And then we … Continue reading

  

Here I am…

13Apr

Here I am, in an empty, white room. I haven’t put the curtains up, rolled out the rugs or shuffled my comfy chair in – a new space for me to make into a home. Soon snippets and threads will be all … Continue reading