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Practical Protection Podcast: Living with Parkinson's disease

Rozi Jones
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16th October 2020
Kathryn Knowles Cura
"He is speaking frankly about how Parkinson's disease has at times changed his behaviour and personality, the symptoms you can have that many people don't think of and how he feels about his upcoming deep brain stimulation surgery."

Hi everyone, I hope that you found the last episode with Emma Thomson interesting. We are coming up to the #WearItPink day to raise awareness of breast cancer on the 23rd October. We are planning on wearing lots of pink, eating pink lady apples and possibly a cheeky pink gin after work.

My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in his early 50s and he is now 66. He is going to be chatting about how his condition started to affect his ability to work in the police force and what having his symptoms feels like.

On Thursday 15 October the latest podcast episode went live and you can find the podcast at https://practical-protection.co.uk/. It’s also on all major podcasting platforms.

He is speaking frankly about how Parkinson's disease has at times changed his behaviour and personality, the symptoms you can have that many people don't think of and how he feels about his upcoming deep brain stimulation surgery. I am thrilled to say that he has since had his operation and is now at home, feeling sore but happily being nagged by mum who keeps giving him endless supplies of chocolate.

The 3 key takeaways:

● Some of the symptoms that a person with Parkinson's disease can experience.
● The affect that Parkinson's disease can have on changing a person's behaviour.
● A quick overview of how deep brain surgery is sometimes used to treat Parkinson's disease.

Next week I will be chatting with Simoney Kyriakou about rogue lead distribution firms, what the industry is doing to tackle them and her experiences with private medical insurance.

Once you have listened to the episode don’t forget to claim your CPD certificate at https://practical-protection.co.uk/claim-your-cpd/.

You may find that your work systems are not keen on the CPD form (it’s a Google form). Please don’t worry if that is the case. Contact me on social media or through the website and I will be able to issue the certificate directly to you.

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