Oh watch out now! Ian , my wife has 100 percent Scottish blood ,her family emigrated to the States & Canada about 150 years ago from Edinborough. She only drinks water & green tea or other healthy drinks these days!
We both have been invited to Michael J Fox roundtables and enjoyed meeting other Drs. & PD friendsIn the early days of the roundtable a microphone was passed around the tables of patients and experts but now the questions are all pre selected, thereby all spontaneity, has become a thing of the past , sigh!
They do good work ,however and because of M .J Fox almost everyone knows about Parkinson's here but of a certain now increasingly middle age generation from his "Back to the Future" era.
By the way Aricept the drug aka Donepezil is available in the UK ,in our country it is "off patent" and quite cheap.
A hospital here in New York is investigating a closer look at the causative effects of PD and Orthostatic hypertension(low blood pressure) almost (I have heard as rumor) exclusively to blame for freezing & falling, time will tell.
Good wishes .
"Mike of Broadway NY "