Radio Parkies Podcast 5

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 13th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. The importance of connecting with other people with Parkinson’s. Social isolation and loneliness. Emotional well-being and mental health. A reminder of the value of online support groups, including ‘Parkinson’s Road’. Details about Dean’s new book;… Read More

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Radio Parkies Podcast 4

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 6th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Parkinson’s and creativity. Dean’s newly published autobiographical book; ‘A Look Inside’. Song: ‘Blame It On The Parkinson’s’, by Mitch Faile. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 6th July 2019 Select the following… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 3

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 22nd June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Speech Difficulty in People with Parkinson’s. Communicating with others about Parkinson’s. Song: ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, by Wet Wet Wet. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 22nd June 2019… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 2

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 15th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. About Michael J. Fox. Accepting Diagnosis. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Sonnet for the Actor’. About ‘Parkinson’s Road’ support group. Song: ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 15th… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 1

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 8th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Introducing ‘Parkinson’s Road’ Support Group. Dean’s forthcoming autobiographical book. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Set Apart’. Song: You’re Not Alone by Joe & Jake.   Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 8th… Read More

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 

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

One Year On

Today is a day with some considerable meaning, for me.  It was exactly one year ago, today, that I met with my Neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  On that day I felt a mixture of relief at finally getting the clarity of a conclusive diagnosis after a twenty year search for answers, versus… Read More