Is it worth wearing a "Parkinson's Impaired Person" badge?


#1

Yesterday I saw a man standing at a bus stop.  He wore a badge saying "Visually Impaired Person".  I thought it rather a good idea.  Would it be worth having some badges made saying "Parkinson's Impaired Person" or "Person With Parkinson's" with a nice logo.  Such a badge might help Parkinson's awareness.

Peter.

 


#2

Personally, I wouldn't be seen dead wearing such a badge! But others might think it a good idea. Neither would I wear a T-shirt broadcasting the fact that I had Parkinson's......but that's just me. I have no tremor, so my condition isn't obvious. I think there are better ways of making people aware of Parkinson's; for example more media coverage about our symptoms and treatments.


#3

I'd sooner wear a Wind Sail on my back generating some energy than that 'Logo' on my front. Mind you, I'd probably be penalised for ingenuity and have my benefits stopped! wink


#4
I'd rather tell people face to face. Knowing some people who see the badge might think you're a fan of Michael Parkinson.