What a Nightmare!

“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” Leonard Cohen. Insomnia is my nemesis. In fact, REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) is my nemesis and insomnia is a component part of RBD. Over the past few months, my sleep pattern has improved. My nightmares have become less frequent,…

Neurologists Are Like Buses

““What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.” Mandy Hale. Back in March, I had my first appointment with a new neurologist since autumn 2019. That 2019 appointment had been with three neurologists! (My former neurologist sadly retired earlier in 2019 and…

Keep It Real

“Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end.  That’s the given.  How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” Katharine Weber. One of the things that many people may not realise, is that…

Parkinson’s Painted

I had decided to see whether I could form an artwork that was a descriptive of my experience of having Parkinson’s Disease. Below, you will find the artwork that I created. It represents Parkinson’s Disease, my closest loved nes and my symptoms. I wonder whether you will be able to find meaning in the symbolism…

Parkinson’s and Depression

“We cannot lose hope. We must try to remain positive and live each day with this disorder.” – Frank C. Church Many people with Parkinson’s Disease will, at some point, experience depressive feelings or even full depression.  The treatment for depression is not an exact science.  Treatment options around the world vary from talking therapies,…

Recognition

“Who is she? Who is she?” – Nikki Graham. One of the interesting things about regularly practicing art, is that you start to develop a style of your own.  I have taken to working on portraits.  This has become something of a fascination to me, for I have a condition called Prosopagnosia; also known as…

Experiment Concluded

“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it” D.L. Moody. How are you finding the year, so far? Here, in Suffolk, it’s been beautifully sunny, though the chill in the wind still lurks….

Tulips With Meaning

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Are you aware that the red tulip is the symbol of hope for a cure, for Parkinson’s?

Pace Yourself

By Deano Parsons in 2019. But I have so much to do.Pace yourself.But I have places to go.Pace yourself.But I have people to see.Pace yourself. But I have dreams to fulfill.Pace yourself.But I have tasks to undertake.Pace yourself.But I have races to run.Pace yourself. But I have to battle the clock.Pace yourself.But I have money…