Parkinson's Disease is one of the defining degenerative diseases of ageing populations. In 2005 there were an estimated 4.1 million sufferers worldwide, a figure projected to reach 8.7 million by 2030.
However, those statistical projections have already been dramatically revised. Current estimates are that 7 to 10 million people in the world are affected, with estimates that this will double within a decade as economically developing and developed populations
The reform of the Conservative Party
The reform of the Conservative Party
When William Hague appeared on the platform at the 2001 Conservative
Party conference, he was greeted by a wave of sympathy which extended far
beyond the audience at Blackpool. This was more than the usual reaction to
a plucky underdog: it was a well-deserved testimony to the dignity which
had marked William’s conduct since the 2001 general election. Perhaps the
public had begun to appreciate some of William’s qualities. The pity is that
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An examination of Godder’s socially engaged art and participatory dance for Parkinson’s work
this chapter, which was largely written before Simple Action , I explore the new approach adopted by Godder in 2016 when developing Stabat Mater . Through my reading of this piece, I argue that Godder positions the caring encounters at the heart of the creative process, drawing on the practice of care to redefine dance performance, generating a choreographic practice that is determined by an aesthetics of care. The chapter discusses this idea by exploring a specific symbiotic relationship between a community dance programme – Godder’s dance for Parkinson’s
In 2002, an essay by psychiatrists Dennis Chan and
Martin Rossor appeared in the Lancet medical journal. Its title “—but
who is that on the other side of you?” was a reference to Eliot’s Third Man,
and it called for attention to two conditions affected by felt presence: Parkinson’s
disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
The two diseases are closely linked, both involving
“Parkinsonian” changes to motor functioning, such as tremors. They also
involve changes to mood, thinking, and behavior
This book follows a psychologist's quest to understand one of the most curious experiences known to humankind: the universal, disturbing feeling that someone or something is there when we are alone. What does this feeling mean and where does it come from? When and why do presences emerge? And how can we begin to understand a phenomenon that can be transformative for those who experience it and yet almost impossible to put into words? The answers to these questions lie in this tour-de-force through contemporary psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and philosophy. Presence follows Ben Alderson-Day's attempts to understand how this experience is possible. The journey takes us to meet explorers, mediums and robots, and step through real, imagined and virtual worlds. Presence is the story of whom we carry with us, at all times, as parts of ourselves.
); others who composed
Earlswood travelogues include J. C. Parkinson, a prominent journalist, and
Cheyne Brady, a lawyer and asylum advocate, as well as a number of anonymous writers. The most famous English asylum visitor, Charles Dickens,
anticipated the others by travelling not to Earlswood but to the National
Asylum for Idiots’ first site at Park House in 1853. As Murray Simpson has
noted, ‘prior to the mid-nineteenth century, nothing existed which could
meaningfully be said to constitute a cohesive discursive field of idiocy. All that
existed were a few isolated
Darkness and suicide in the work of Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith held very strong beliefs when it came to suicide. When Highsmith’s friend Arthur Koestler committed suicide with his wife, due to his leukaemia and Parkinson’s disease, she was both shocked and furious. Andrew Wilson describes a friend of Highsmith, Jonathon Kent, recalling his experience of this:
‘The only time I ever saw Pat morally outraged was when she talked about the deaths of Arthur and Cynthia Koestler’, says Jonathon Kent. ‘She felt that Koestler had persuaded Cynthia to kill herself
was being done, and the distortions that were being created by the policies. So, I suppose in that sense, my time in Rothschild's did have a big impact.
Go down the ranks of more junior ministers in the Treasury in these years and they are dotted with people with financial experience and networks. Cecil Parkinson had fifteen years as a chartered accountant in the City. Peter Lilley had been an analyst at the stockbroker W. Greenwell and Co. John Moore worked at a Chicago investment
after Diana, Princess of Wales – were attributed to the
urgings of others. At best, this only underlined the impression that Hague
had an erratic judgement both of people and of advice. His choice of Cecil
Parkinson as his first Party Chairman was one of his few successes; despite
his anxiety to emulate Labour’s ‘modernisers’ and make all things new, he
had the nous to exploit Parkinson’s experience and his popularity at Central
Office. But Parkinson was yoked uncomfortably with Archie Norman, whose
success in the Asda supermarket chain was far less suitable than he