Wednesday, October 2, 2013


My sister-in-law had Parkinson's Disease and it is one of the dementias that my husband suffers from.

I also go on the Parkinson Walks that are held here in Whangarei each week.  Today I heard that a video of a poem called "Small" written by a newly diagnosed Auckland man, Andy McDowell, has won the grand prize and People's Choice Award at the World Parkinson's Congress in Montreal.  You can view the video here.


  1. Sue, that poem was so moving. Andy McDowell was only a year older than my daughter is now when he contracted PD. He deserved to win

  2. Wow...what powerful words! so beautiful {{hugs}}