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Dorothy Porter

Introduction 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. 1 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

in Balancing the self
Lord Parkinson

Commentary 1 Lord Parkinson The reform of the Conservative Party The reform of the Conservative Party Lord Parkinson 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 the

in The Conservatives in Crisis
Surrealism, time travel, and ‘second sight’
Gavin Parkinson

. Legrand , Gérard . ‘ Je t’aime je t’aime : film française d’Alain Resnais’. Fiction 16 , no. 176 ( 1968 ): 145–7 . Mabille , Pierre . ‘L’Œil du peintre’. Minotaure , nos 12–13 ( 1939 ): 53–56 . Matheson , Richard . Somewhere in Time [1975] . New York : TOR , 1998 . Matthews , J. H. Surrealism and Film . Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press , 1971 . Parkinson , Gavin . Surrealism, Art and Modern Science: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2008

in Surrealism and film after 1945
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An examination of Godder’s socially engaged art and participatory dance for Parkinson’s work
Sara Houston

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 Performing care
Ben Alderson-Day

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

in Presence
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The strange science and true stories of the unseen other

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.

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The asylum travelogue and the shaping of ‘idiocy’
Patrick McDonagh

); 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

in Intellectual disability
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Darkness and suicide in the work of Patricia Highsmith
Fiona Peters

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

in Suicide and the Gothic
The City's Trojan Horse enters the Treasury
Aeron Davis

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

in Bankruptcy, bubbles and bailouts
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The leadership gamble of William Hague
Mark Garnett

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

in The Conservatives in Crisis