Something in Common

Living with Coronavirus – A bit like Living with Parkinson’s?

We all understand that Parkinson’s is not contagious and self isolation will not protect us from getting it. I’m not seriously suggesting they are in any way similar diseases but like Coronavirus, Parkinson’s has been described many times as a global pandemic. With both conditions affecting millions of people worldwide, I can’t help but notice there are a number of other similarities between the consequences of living with Coronavirus and the consequences of living with Parkinson’s. In the case of both conditions:

You are no longer able to do all of the things you want to do

Feeling ‘normal’ seems a long time ago

You lose your sense of smell

Behind the mask, no-one can see your facial expression

They interfere with your social life

The rules change regularly – just when you think you understand them, they change

They increase your risk of anxiety and depression

They impact on every aspect of daily life

Everyone around you is affected too

Millions of pounds have gone into research

Thankfully, we now have a vaccine for Coronavirus and one day life will return to normal. Come on Parkinson’s let’s catch up!

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3 thoughts on “Something in Common

  1. Always believe. Like many discoveries gone by – the answer may lie just around the corner 🤞. Enjoy the beauty of the weather we’re having, don’t hate it for what it’s preventing you from doing. Xxx

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