Kristien was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She gives a touching account of the impact this neurodegenerative disease has had on her, her mother and their relationship.
Bernard and wife Sandra enjoy travelling, going to the theatre and concerts but his unpredictable Parkinson’s symptoms make them anxious and keep them home.
Between Nov 15 and Nov 30, you are encouraged to bid online for one (or more) of 74 small wooden border post sculptures, which have been customised by professional and amateur artists in support of Parkinson’s research.
Teacher and mum of three girls, Magali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at 35 years old. Six years later she has accepted her condition, found ways to cope with it but wonders how long she can continue to work and what the future will hold. Her secret to living with it is to stay positive.
Demoucelle Parkinson Charity volunteer Sabine explains how helping others has enriched her life, given her satisfaction and introduced her to lifelong friends.
Head of Neurology at Liege university hospital Professor Maertens discusses his experiences of caring for Parkinson’s Disease patients; his hopes for earlier detection of, and protection against, the condition; and the need for more funding for research, as well as to better support patients, their families and caregivers.
Nikla talks about how raising money for causes she believed in has helped her feel more in control and positive during difficult times and how she hopes that more people will help raise funds for vital research to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Caroline was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease but will not let this degenerative neurological condition define her, despite setbacks. She is a passionate teacher, enjoys being creative, loves running, her nephews and her pets! Here she tells us about her life with Parkinson’s Disease.
Stephanie Freidberg talks about her father Stephen’s experiences of living with Parkinson’s Disease; the impact that his illness had on her; how it changed their relationship; her regrets; cherished memories and how caring for him has made her more empathetic.
This World Parkinson’s Disease Week, Veerle will be providing regular blogs about her experiences as a Parkinson’s patient. Diagnosed 11 years ago, Veerle will describe some of the daily challenges of life with the disease. Since no two Parkinson’s patients are the same, Veerle speaks only for herself, however many of the issues she describes … Continued