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Parkinson’s a myth

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In the Manx News

The Isle of Man has no excuse for not hearing about the Long Straight Walk, it has been in the newspapers, the radio and the TV. I think it might have been the sight of the commonwealth games tartan kilt that awakened the media burst. Whether it was the walk, the kilt or simply my…

Welcome Come All Ye

What’s it All About I have had a burst of activity in real life and on social┬ámedia and I suddenly realised that there are quite a few folk who have joined us recently and may not be too sure about what this Long Straight Walk is all about. Well let me tell you – it…

Added bonus!

When you look at the adverts on billboards around the world there is a consistent message from the marketeers, if there is a product and you add the word PLUS to the trade name or a big + sign, you know there has been some advantage or a new added benefit added to the original….

The Parkinson’s Cycle

What goes around comes around. That’s what they say, who they are is inconsequential, not inconsequential as individuals just in the sense that it doesn’t matter in this instance exactly who they are, not really. Now that was some quality rambling and we haven’t even got to any point yet, far less an important meaning…

Change Preconceptions to Beat Parkinsons

Lets get a few of the preconceptions I have come across recently put right out of the way. I am not old (you cheeky bunch, have you never heard of Early Onset Parkinsons?) I do not ‘shake a bit’ I am not brave. Parkinsons is for old people is rather like saying a Mercedes Benz…

Fork Handles

One of my earliest symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease was not being able to hold a new set of cutlery with rounded handles properly. I just thought I didn’t like the size of the new forks and spoons. Dinner was sworn at and supper was a case of hiding the shakes, maybe 1 glass of Rioja…