Personal Stories

Shake It Up and Share – with Liz

Saturday, 16 May 2015

This week Liz has shared her personal story of being diagnosed so young, to inspire others to share their story and give a voice to people living with Parkinson’s. 1. How old were you when you were diagnosed? 46. 2….

Shake It Up and Share – Dennis

Sunday, 10 May 2015

This week, Dennis has shared his story in the hopes of encouraging others to open up about their own story and give a voice to Parkinson’s. How old were you when you were diagnosed? 43 and diagnosed in May 1999…

Shake It Up and Share – with Sandra

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

This week Sandra shared her story of diagnosis and her wishes for the future. How old were you when you were diagnosed? I was diagnosed in Dec 2014 when I was 67. Although I’m suspecting I have had it for…

A day in the life of a mum with Parkinson’s

Monday, 4 May 2015

Recently, a guest blogger from The Michael J.Fox Foundation shared what it’s like to be a mum living with Parkinson’s. Ann Treacy is a 45 year old married mom of two living on Cape Cod. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a…

Shake It Up and Share – with Glenda

Saturday, 2 May 2015

This week, Glenda shared her story, including details of the two people who have made the biggest difference to her life since diagnosis. How old were you when you were diagnosed 39 Tell us about being diagnosed? I was using…

Author Geoffrey Lambert Shakes It Up for a cure

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Geoffrey Lambert had a career in investment banking before deciding to pursue his love of writing as a full time career. Now, using his experience of financial markets in plots of his books, financially minded Geoffrey is selling his latest…

Shake It Up and share – with Dennis

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

This week, Dennis shares how Parkinson’s has changed his life and how it affects the ability to do the things he loves. How old were you when you were diagnosed 65. Tell us about being diagnosed? I walked slowly into…

Shake It Up and Share – with Jen

Thursday, 26 March 2015

This week Jen shares with us the difference having a positive outlook on life makes to her each day! How old were you when you were diagnosed 48 but looking back I think I had it from about 44-45. Tell…

Shake It Up and share – with Robert

Sunday, 22 March 2015

This week, Robert Garland shares, besides medicine, what is helping with his Parkinson’s symptoms. How old were you when you were diagnosed 61 Tell us about being diagnosed? Discovering one day as I got into the car dropping our little…

Shake It Up and Share – with Joanne

Saturday, 7 March 2015

This week Joanne shared how staying active and exercising is what is helping her most. By sharing her story, Joanne hope’s to encourage others to share their experiences, helping to break down the stigma’s associated with having Parkinson’s. 1. How…

Shake It Up and share – with Alison

Friday, 27 February 2015

This week Alison talks about how her children keep her going, and her desire to stay strong and be around to hold her grand children, sharing her story in the hope of encouraging others to share their experiences, helping to…

Shake It Up and share – with Sally

Saturday, 21 February 2015

This week Sally shared the story of her diagnosis and her challenges in the hope of encouraging others to share their own stories to break down the stigma’s associated with having Parkinson’s. How old were you when you were diagnosed?…

The stigma of Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The hallmark signs of Parkinson’s disease — tremor, stiffness, slowness and/or walking problems — are fairly obvious to the outside observer. Less apparent non-motor symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and apathy, are also often present. Both aspects of Parkinson’s —…

Shake It Up and share – with Kim

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Recently we put out a call for our supporters to ‘Shake It Up by sharing their story’ in the hope that it would raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease. We are excited to share with you the first of a series…