April is Parkinsons awareness month, its a world-wide initiative to improve understanding and awareness of Parkinsons Disease. If you didn't already know it is an incurable, degenerative cruel illness, that for some slowly erases your self esteem, confidence, value, joy… amongst other things. Never mind freezing, insomnia, incontinence, pain and loss of motor functions. Its one of the most challenging conditions for both Patients and Healthcare professionals. I have had it for over 10 years now. My message this April is to all PD Patients…. whilst we are busy trying to educate everyone else I think we forget one major critical point…. most of us need to educate, enlighten and improve our own understanding. Don't you think? I do.