It is quite obvious from comments posted recently, that most people do not have a clue what having Parkinsons involves. I have asked a number of people whether they knew it was Parkinsons Awareness Week recently, and no one did. There was little coverage on either television or in the press, and in my area, at least no evidnce of collection boxes.
I, for one,, am getting really frustrated about being asked stupid questions about how I am feeling, and also that people do not realise that it is a forever disease. Surely, something could be done to up the profile of Parkinsons. Altzheimers, which is also a neurological condition, is more widely publicised and therefore better understood. People with other neurological conditions are treated more sympathetically and, for the most part, not made the butt for not very funny and often unkind jokes and comments.
Feel better now I have got this off my chest, but cannot come up with a solution. Perhaps someone else has some ideas.