So World Parkinsons Day came and went. It was massive...... Failure. If we elect to have these focus dates then surely the charities, health care industry, manufacturers, carers and patients should unite with one clear easy useful message. But no, the day fades with a load of well meaning thoughtful images and videos that have low impact and are supported by family and friends who are already signed up to the cause. This month we have at least two other major illness awareness days and dilute the impact of the previous.
I don't have the answer but surely we could do better?
If we paid Ed Sheering to do one advert we would reach more people in 10 minutes than we do in 10 months. What would we say? Well if it were me I'd say ' if you know someone with Parkinson's disease ask them if you can get them a pint of milk'
Why? Because whilst everyone spends billions trying to find better medical solutions a simple cup of tea and some company is sometimes all we need.
Parkinson's disease keep it simple