Parkinson’s Awareness Week


This week, 07 April to 13 April 2014, is Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The theme for the week is “In control”.

Peter, my partner, has Parkinson’s and one thing about that diagnosis is that it can make one feel that one is definitely not “In control”.

Peter drags his right foot along the ground. He is not “in control” of his gait.

When Peter drags his right foot it makes the same noise as when a child doesn’t bother to lift up his or her feet whilst walking – such an irritating sound.

Understanding that Peter has Parkinson’s and is not “in control” of the dragging of his foot makes it much easier to tolerate the noise.


Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s