Laughter is the key

Bob Taylor, who works at Parkinsons UK and has been diagnosed for many years came all the way from South East London to talk to us about how laughter lets him take a really positive attitude towards life. The nub of his message was that even the act of false laughter...
Creative Writing Course

Creative Writing Course

Just announced – a creative writing course specifically designed to sharpen your brain and  encourage you to remember those words you thought you had forgotten. There’s no guarantee that you will end up with the Nobel Prize for literature but we can...
Quizzical Times

Quizzical Times

West Herts Parkinson’s Quiz Night began with a packed room at Herts Bowling Club in Watford. The evening was divided into two halves by a buffet supper to sustain the competitors.  The questions were challenging and the final positions had the two leading teams within one mark of each other.  But the Unlikely Lot pipped the Dark Nights to the post.

Caring for carers

Caring for carers

In many cases, the person sitting next to the person with Parkinson’s is the carer, a relative, spouse or friend who has given up much of their independent life to do so.  Our September speaker was Roma Mills, the Carers Involvement Manager for Carers in...