I’ll try and keep it short … but this makes my blood boil:
Where oh where does Parkinson’s Awareness exist? … My employers have no knowledge, my co workers have no knowledge, my students (16+ yrs old) have no knowledge whatsoever (some have never heard of it!!!).
The last two year I have had to tell my employers about Parkinson’s Awareness month … and they did absolutely nothing about it. They have recently released details of ‘events/happenings’ for next year and, you guessed it … nothing about Parkinson’s again!!!
Now, when I watch TV, I can regularly see ‘adverts’ about Cancer, Strokes, Dementia, Mental Illness and and a few others but, why oh why is there no public awareness of what Parkinson’s is exactly …most people say that it’s ‘the shakes’ and if you don’t ‘shake’ then there’s no issue and it’s all under control
Why is there complete apathy about ‘our’ condition(s) and why does the public assume that it’s ‘just’ one symptom …awareness would make my life much easier.
In hope xxx