Parkinsons Disease

Former Show Jumper With Parkinson's Disease Granted Wish To Ride A Horse One Final Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nelly Jacobs devoted much of her life to horses, but when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in her 50s, she was forced to stop riding. But ...

Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkin...

Scientists Develop Revolutionary Eye Test To Detect Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists may have developed a revolutionary eye test that can detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms surface. The UCL research team said prom...

A New Breakthrough Could Stop Parkinson's 'In Its Tracks'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech

New research by scientists at the University of Leicester has provided a breakthrough in understanding the origins of Parkinson's disease which could ...

Goodbye to The Greatest

Steve Ford | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Steve Ford

As one of the first high profile figures to speak publically about living with Parkinson's, Muhammad Ali opened the world's eyes to this devastating condition. He used his platform, his position of power, to give the world an insight into Parkinson's. He not only highlighted the ongoing day to day difficulties of living with the progressive condition but also how it is possible to respond with positivity to a life changing diagnosis. Diagnosed with Parkinson's at just 42, he was clear that facing the daily challenge of the condition had been the other big fight of his of life...

Muhammad Ali, Arguably Most Celebrated Boxer Of All Time, Dies Aged 74

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, was admi...

Many Parkinson's Patients Hiding Symptoms From Loved Ones

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost two fifths of people with Parkinson's disease have felt the need to hide their symptoms or lie about having the condition, new research has rev...

People With Parkinson's Forced to Hide or Lie About Their Condition

Steve Ford | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Ford

Over a third of people we surveyed experienced negative emotions in the year following their diagnosis, with the news having the hardest emotional impact on younger people. Many people reported feeling 'like their world had ended' 'they were grieving' or 'like they didn't know who to turn to'.

Losing My Mum Changed Me for the Better

Jenny Mullinder | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Mullinder

Five days after my 21st birthday my entire world changed. My Mum; the strongest, most vulnerable, most important woman I'd known, was dead. It was the worst day of my life, but it also caused me to finally confront all my demons, and start moving forward from them.

Why Was an Elderly Man Left to be Cared for By His Wife Who Had Mental Health Issues?

Davina Ludlow | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Davina Ludlow

Pensioner Joan Downing has been cleared of the manslaughter of her husband who had Parkinson's Disease, after he was left on the floor of their home i...

We Give Them Wings So They May Fly!

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I had four older brothers and as the only girl in the family, my mother and I had a close relationship. I left home when I was 21 and not once did my mother voice any concerns or worries, but whole heartedly showed her support, realising it was time for me to find my own way.

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed. Moderate coffe...

Night Time Antics

Elaine Benton | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I am always scouring the internet, reading articles and keeping abreast of new developments that may help improve my quality of life, living with Parkinson's. Just like other patients, I have learnt an awful lot in the eight years since diagnosis.

Woman Able To 'Sniff Out Parkinson's Disease' Inspires Research

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have begun research into whether a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's disease after a "supersmeller" detected the disease b...

Parkinson's Drug Trial Helps Patients Walk And Talk Again

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to treat leukaemia has been shown to improve cognitive function and physical movement in patients with Parkinson's disease. The small c...

So You Think I'm Lucky?

Elaine Benton | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Knowing how important physical exercise is to keep Parkinson's at bay, I have taken to swimming on a regular basis, in the hope this will help retain my mobility for as long as possible. The other morning as I entered the Sports Center, I was practically accosted by a woman who appeared out of nowhere.

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Leaving My Mark

Elaine Benton | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Making a good first impression and leaving your mark is important, but sometimes circumstances dictate an outcome different from what you had hoped for. A particular incident that happened to me a number of years ago comes to mind. I don't think I left the desired impression, but I'll let you be the judge of that...

On the Front Line

Elaine Benton | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The body takes a beating from constant symptoms, yet most patients I've come across, gallantly fight Parkinson's in silence each day, so it's no wonder our emotions are also affected. We feel bound by a code of honour to put on a brave face, smile when we can, and continue to sound positive to all those around us as this degenerative disease runs its course.

It's a Small Small World

Elaine Benton | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

A few weeks ago, a member of my family was taken into hospital for an operation. Although thankfully not life threatening surgery, I desperately wanted to jump in the car there and then, and drive straight to the hospital. Frustratingly in my physical condition this was unrealistic. I couldn't go anywhere, and a few words of comfort over the phone was all I could offer.

Man With Parkinson's Disease Doesn't Have Symptoms When He Plays Piano

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Parkinson's disease is giving hope to dozens of other patients at an American hospital, all through the power of music. Lucien Leinfelde...

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

Elaine Benton | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Although I'm highly organised and like being prepared for any eventuality, I must confess of late, living with Gaucher and Parkinson's, not to mention the new four legged addition to our family, it's a job staying on top of things.

Travelling With Gaucher and Parkinson's

Elaine Benton | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

My husband has become highly adept in pushing me in my wheelchair whilst manoeuvring a large case on wheels at the same time - impressively even up and down steep inclines. This requires not only strength but the ability to steer avoiding any oncoming passengers and obstacles.

A Parkinson's Dinner Party

Elaine Benton | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Having Parkinson's and making a dinner party, requires military style organisation as many things have to be thought of. I try to choose a menu where most of the dishes can be prepared in advance, sticking to simple delicious fail-proof recipes I've made before which require little work and few ingredients.

Life Is Looking Rosie!

Elaine Benton | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

We have our work cut out for us working together with a professional trainer, and the next few months are not going to be easy, but in the long term we will end up with a well-trained companion/assistance dog who will hopefully enrich our lives, give me better quality of life and help me get through each day.