A blog about parkinson’s disease.
Zebrafish & Parkinson’s, Poor Diets, Stroke Risks & More
Have you missed the latest news this week (5th April?) Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the key stories for you below. The diets cutting 1 in 5 lives short A recent, influential study shows how the food we eat is putting …Continue Reading
Health round up – Parkinson’s, autism & anorexia, vitamin D and more!
If you’ve not had time this week (1 March 2019) to read the health news, we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Radical Parkinson’s treatment Researchers have tested a radical treatment for people with Parkinson’s. The treatment delivers …Continue Reading
This week in health – 9 November 2018
Autumn has well and truly arrived here at talkhealth HQ, and the leaves are falling from the trees almost as fast as new health stories are being published in the media. While focusing on the UK, British health journalists are …Continue Reading
Back to the Future – 21 October 1985
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
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?
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
When doctors still made house calls and people still died at home
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…
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
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??
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…
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