Top 5 Ways to Approach Lockdown


“Even under the most difficult circumstances, you can have creative flexibility.” – Anne M. Mulcahy.        It may feel like lock-down has been in place for weeks and weeks.  It may already even feel as though lock-down has been going on for months and that you are going stir-crazy.  Well, there are some … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Approach Lockdown

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Your Words Make a Difference


“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck.       It’s almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected.  Perhaps it is a dream?  … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference

Wishing You A Happy Year


“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

A Patient’s Perspective


“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” ― Horace Walpole.      Today, I am thinking of perspective.  I will be attending my latest six-monthly neurology review.  This is to assess how Parkinson’s disease is progressing and to review medication.   It is an opportunity for my neurologist … Continue reading A Patient’s Perspective

Dean’s Weekend Stimulator


Good morning from a wet Friday in England. We have ten days of stormy weather arriving today! Still, the rain keeps these islands green and lush. What are your plans for the weekend? Try my 10 point plan this weekend and let me know how you get on. 1) Chat with at least one person, … Continue reading Dean’s Weekend Stimulator

Mental Cut and Paste


An activity I use with clients who may have communication difficulties, is that of collage making.  Communication difficulties can happen for a very broad range of reasons.  For example, a person may have experienced a trauma and so may either be unable to, or may not want to, use words to communicate.  Sometimes, disability may … Continue reading Mental Cut and Paste