Interview Vrouw.nl (De Telegraaf) (English)

  Vrouw.nl, De Telegraaf Interview 32,000 people in the Netherlands have Parkinson’s – a progressive disease that causes certain nerve cells to die, resulting in loss of muscle control. The repercussions: tremor, stiffness and slowness. The disease is often associated with ‘old people’, which is hardly surprising when: only 1 out 10 Parkinson’s patients are […]

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If only I were a footballer

If Ajax loses, the players can cry openly on the pitch. They can admit that they didn’t play well, and then slouch off home where they can snivel their way through the replays. They quickly pull themselves together and get back to training If you’ve got Parkinson’s, you can’t cry too long or admit your […]

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10 things you shoud never google when you have parkinson’s

10 things you should never google if you’ve got Parkinson’s …never in a million years. How high is your risk of invalidity What happens to those dopa-producing cells that are dying off Is it hereditary Eyesight Impulsive behaviour Dementia and how you (don’t) recognise it How many people with Parkinson’s can still work 10 years […]

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Up close

From a distance, we all look more or less the same. Chinese people live in China, green trees grow in green woods, and grass is just grass. A desert comprises simply sand, and that’s pretty much just how it is. People with Parkinson’s have Parkinson’s, and there are millions of them.

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Official WPC Dreamer Partner (EN)

She was old, wrinkled and she was thinking things over. Was she content with her lot? She had been through so much, it was almost impossible to know where to begin fathoming the answer. Souls don’t wrinkle So, there she was, thinking things over, as was her habit. Her thinking wasn’t wrinkled. Neither was her soul. […]

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Parkinson’s First Aid Part II. Resistance.

Remember that sea, those swirling waves and the bambino on the beach with his bucket and spade? And that sandcastle? Well, today, I misplaced my own trusty spade. Had absolutely no idea where I’d put it. Not that I had sandcastles on my mind. Far from it. But I did want my spade back. On a […]

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Parkinson’s First Aid

You, or someone you know, has got Parkinson’s. Perhaps you’ve only just found out or maybe you’ve known for years. If you’ve only just found out, you’ll probably be feeling pretty overwhelmed to say the least. All you can think, is: What Now!? As a matter of fact, you think the same, regardless of whether […]

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6 million reasons to smile :-)

Why did I write ‘6 million reasons NOT to smile’ in my previous blog? Because I was sad. I needed hope, for me and my family, for a friend and his family. And for those 6 million others with parkinson’s. A demanding kind of hope Not just hope that one day…but a demanding kind of hope. […]

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6 million reasons not to smile

How many of them can you name? Your grandmother, an American celebrity or that Dutch blogger. How many ever got better? How can we have photos of Mars and print 3D organs, yet we still can’t cure any of those 6 million? 6 million people have Parkinson’s. There’s nothing we can do about it. And […]

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Nice name, Parkinson

  James had quite a nice surname. But… Parkinson is simply too nice a word. It not only contains an a, i and o; it also ends on a decidedly amiable note. Would he really have wanted his agreeable surname to be used for an incurable, progressive, degenerative, neurological disease? I mean, we’re not talking […]

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