Backstage Iron

Today I find myself reflecting over the fact that, recently, a friend from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show! I was very touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as… Read More

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A Look Inside

A Look Inside: My Parkinson’s Life in Poetry by me, Dean G. Parsons. Now available to buy, via Amazon, in over 240 territories worldwide. To find out more, see:  A Look Inside 

Stuck Without Access

I appear to be stuck in a room. Outside there is a village meeting. I hear sounds of joy and groans of gloom. My chance to leave was only fleeting. The villagers are gathered next door, To discuss community issues. My need for dinner grows ever more. All I have are pens, pad and tissues.… Read More

Behind the Scenes

For  the past two Saturday’s, I have been fortunate to be invited to broadcast on the radio.  I have been given a segment of time to put together a small programme of my own.  The radio station is Radio Parkies; aimed at the Parkinson’s community.  The very talented host of the show that my segment… Read More

The Show Must Go On

I’m thinking back to Saturday night.  My brother-in-law was here for the weekend and so it was a nice social weekend.  Something else was different about the weekend, though.  On Saturday night my words were broadcast by a radio station.  Out into the world, a new way of connecting with people who, like me, have… Read More

My Brave Friend.

I have a friend who has PD. His body shakes so constantly. I feel he has it worse than me. His bravery is plain to see. I feel a fraud without such shakes. Ashamed of any fuss I make. His body suffers seismic quakes. I admire him for all he takes. My friend is young… Read More

Pick Your Fight Wisely

I was thinking, today, about the extra financial costs that come from being a person with a disability.  I had received a small catalogue of helpful mobility items and useful gadgets that help with tasks that were once so simple.  For example, battery powered jar openers, tin openers and bottle openers as well as gadgets… Read More

Being a Case Study

I arrived with a good twenty minutes to spare.  It had started to rain, as I drove into the tiny double-level car park.  I found a little bit of chaos going on.  The car park was full, with no sign warning drivers that there were no available spaces.  Cars were still driving in.  Some drivers… Read More

Doctors in Training

It’s 1am and I am sitting at my desk in quiet contemplation.  In a little under ten hours, I will be the focus of attention for a number of Junior Doctors who are in training.  I have been invited in to my local Doctor’s surgery, which is also a training school for part of the… Read More

Talking Parkinson’s

In the Parkinson’s community that is Parkinson’s Road; a Facebook based global support group that I write for and co-facilitate, the subject of communication between people with Parkinson’s and those close to them, arises frequently.  This is an incredibly important and complex subject and this post is just another brief aspect of a far bigger… Read More