Hi ECD. New year, new start?
It's a shame that following your reading of Betrayal of Trust
your very valid observations and well intentioned advice got such a defensive rather than constructive response from author Susan Hill. Although your comments were correct and valid, once one is stonewalled by such an unreceptive author there's little more one can do.
As PwP we observe the way this horrible condition affects us and hundreds like us every day of our lives, on both sides of the front door. A response that Ms Hill "knows someone with Parkinson's" and "has consulted both a GP and a neurologist" is derisory. As all of us here know, every single Parkinson's patient has a different set of symptoms, and so - with 120,000 Parkinsonians in the UK - to base her tale on the ONE she knows is absurd.
Similarly consulting a GP is pointless, since 95% of them admit to knowing nothing at all about PD: they simply refer cases to a consultant neurologist. And even then the latter will know nothing relevant unless they specialise
in PD or movement control disorders.
Your author could have acquired 100 times as much useful information just by tuning into this forum.