The Parkinson’s Liferaft Podcast

The aim is to connect people who are interested in Parkinson’s via interviews from various different angles.

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From DBS to Kilimanjaro!!!

Sunday Nov 05, 2023

Sunday Nov 05, 2023

Justin Fields was 26 when he got diagnosed with Parkinson's .... 12 years later, he has had DBS and climbed Kilimanjaro.  
This is a great listen!  You can also SEE it on YouTube  

Sunday Sep 17, 2023

Blake Bookstaff lives in Tennessee, USA.  He's written a book about his experience of being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's.  He is very positive and it is good to have someone from across the pond!

He Moved me and he Shook me!

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Rory Cellan-Jones, of Movers and Shakers fame, chatted with me about his experiences with Parkinson's, his piano lessons and his rescue dog!
He's a very upbeat and lovely man ... I think you'll enjoy this:)  

Sunday Jul 23, 2023

STAY WITH ME ....  ha ha .....
Dr Olena Edwards is a Couples Therapist working in London.  
She has a lot of experience of working with couples where one of them has a life changing condition ….. eg:  Parkinson’s.
Dr Olena talks to me about how to open up a conversation with your partner about the emotional side of your relationship.  She has some great tips including how we can come to terms with the limitations that do eventually occur in a physical relationship.

Monday May 01, 2023

The Revd Tony Miles speaks about his experience with his father who had Parkinson's.  Tony is a lovely and most generous hearted person .... his father did a good job!  Tony also discusses how faith in God has not been for everyone in his family.   

Monday May 01, 2023

Jonathan Grundy has had Parkinson's for some years now and yet still manages to ride his bicycle all over London and volunteer for Research Trials.  He speaks French and Spanish and is a lighting expert ..... and here he is now to light up our podcast.

Sunday Apr 02, 2023

Will Cook, energetic CEO of Cure Parkinson's, tells us how he and his team are innovative and disruptive to give justified hope to curing Parkinson's.

Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Matt Eagles was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 7.  Thanks to a brain implant, he is living a happy and productive life.

Monday Oct 10, 2022

Philippa Fawcett has Parkinson's .... and she also has an interesting tale to tell .... she's funny and delightful ... you'll love this episode.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

Mental strength is so important ..... Gary is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Parkinson's UK.  He has Parkinson's and yet he still runs marathons, cycles, swims, chairs two other big organisations and is involved in many other things.... he's a marvel and a perfect example of a 'can do' attitude .... he lives and loves life!

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