The irony is that a group of people that have the misfortune to receive news of having an incurable condition being is the most joyous, Informative, life-affirming, uplifting podcast in ages. You don’t need to have PD, know a ‘Parky’, or be a doctor to appreciate this podcast - listen along,...Read full review »
matthewdbenson via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/25/23
What a bloomin’ marvellous podcast, so utterly relevant, honest and uplifting. I’m 48 years’ old and was diagnosed 5 years ago. I’ve never experienced a broadcast which speaks to me about my condition in such a direct and engaging way. Please keep on recording new episodes for as long as this...Read full review »
Ian Cameron via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/23
Thank you all so much for this incredibly informative Podcast!! We listen religiously each week. My husband was diagnosed in 2015 @ the age of 56. We are pretty well managed here in the colonies. He is still working as an academic, well supported once he told them. Looking forward to DBS in 5...Read full review »
A bit gittery via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/20/23
Interesting funny thankyou
Yahyah Jules via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/18/23
As an ex nurse of 35 years working with quite a lot of Parkinson’s patients, I was alarmed that a lot of nurses know nothing at all about Parkinson’s. Healthcare assistants, they haven’t got a clue. Educating them, then watching them respond to patients who flourish was fantastic. I wish this...Read full review »
patty brock1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/23
Very helpful, informative and lighthearted as we need facts not sympathy. Well done 😎
saltings via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/23
Thank you for a fascinating podcast - I am ashamed to say that I have only just discovered it - through a patient in fact. The proverbial cat is now out and everyone I know will be told. Many patients I see do not want to go to ‘PD groups’; they say they don’t want to see the future as there are...Read full review »
Ella Oxford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/23
I eagerly await each new podcast , very informative, uplifting and humorous. Essential listening for those guests of Hotel Parkinson’s where once you’ve checked in you can’t checkout .. but also for those who do not suffer with the condition. So spread the word. “ long live the Movers and...Read full review »
Phil Clift via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/13/23
Thanks for this insightful and irreverent take on PD. I love listening to the ups and downs that the group experiences as it really helps me put my PD in perspective. Each week I join you in spirit in the pub. Cheers
WanstedKev via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/23
I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth and just lost my Job after over 30 years and can relate with contributors who feel let down by their employer after many years service
Steve Whiting via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/23
Strongly recommended but I will only give it the five stars it probably deserves when the men stop talking over the only woman! I think they’re getting better but they still have a way to go.
Erakine May via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/23
If you have PD, live with someone with PD, think you have PD or just know someone with PD this is where to go to get a proper understanding of its infinite variety and it’s true effect. Real life experience discussed amongst friends and work colleagues who all have PD. Better than any...Read full review »
BobBoogie via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 04/29/23
As a ‘very pleasant’ (my neurologists description !) 63 year old mathematician who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year ago after insisting I saw a neurologist (!) I have to commend you all on this podcast. It is brilliant to hear your mixed experiences and views on this condition . I already...Read full review »
Amandamaths via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/23
Loved the positive attitude of the speakers. I am 10 years into my life with PD and got a great lift hearing the panel talking about their aliments. Keep going. Gordomcd
gordomcd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/23
I look forward to Saturday mornings when I hop on the exercise bike, put my headphones on and listen to the mellifluous chatter of Rory and friends on the week's episode of Movers and Shakers. Now in my seventh year since diagnosis, I've learnt a lot about Parkinson's, but these...Read full review »
Jodie 5698 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/22/23
I don’t have Parkinson’s, but I listened out of curiosity and concern for some of the former broadcasters from the BBC who I have always admired. In spite of the subject matter I find listening to these episodes actually life affirming and uplifting. The whole group ( including grumpy Jeremy! )...Read full review »
Retired reviewer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/20/23
I never liked watching Jeremy Paxton because he was grumpy but since he has joined the Parkinson’s people he has made me feel better as I completely understand how he feels about his Parkinson’s miserable as I do about mine .
Well fed up 888 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/23
Love love love, I looked for a picture of you and was surprised to see you used microphones. The sound is not great and I hate missing a lot of what you share.
Si ya saben como soy... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/23
I now feel am listening to my friends who understand me completely & am not alone so please keep going on. God bless, Shirin
sabdollahyan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/23
I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s 16 years ago at the age of 46. For 2 years I couldn’t talk about it without crying and still find it difficult. As a nurse I had looked after patients with Parkinson’s including Kenneth More, and thought it was an old man’s disease. However, although I...Read full review »
Batrachophile Sarah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/23
My dearest friend was diagnosed with Parkinsons several years ago. She is very stoic. Everyone experiences it in their own way and we rarely speak about it with each other. This programme allows friends and family to hear what others with the condition have felt and had to contend with over the...Read full review »
WampumMum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/23
This is the best thing I’ve found since being diagnosed four years ago. Thank you. Martin Gibbons
Martin G61 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/23
Humour (not maudlin!) informative, funny and realistic , thank you
SFussey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/23
My dad has Parkinson’s and it’s so nice to hear Parkinson’s being spoken about, especially in such a refreshingly honest yet optimistic way. Thanks!
The rejected sculptor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/23
So great to get more understanding of the condition my husband is living with, and feeling less alone about the situations we’re facing. Thank you Movers and Shakers
Dr Lizzy 68 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/23
Love this podcast about Parkinson’s, makes me smile or even laugh and then there’s Jeremy! I recognise so much of what has been said. I was diagnosed in 2020 at 56. Look forward to future episodes, I look forward to Saturdays for the next episode. I no longer feel alone. Thank you Tracey
Jessandbek via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/23
I wanted to say just how much I enjoy these podcasts. I neither have Parkinson’s nor does anyone close to me. But at 72 years old I realise I am in “sniper’s alley” where any day some awful disease might pick me off. Your conversations have reminded me about the importance of friendship, of being...Read full review »
Megaidh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/23
Just listened to the first episode - my mother has recently been diagnosed and I found this so so helpful - thank you - looking forward to listening to the next episodes
Mjkitch via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/23
I started listening to this as my mother has been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, which we are told is ‘somewhere between Parkinson’s and Altzheimers’. It took years to diagnose with serious bouts of illness that saw her variously dismissed as hypervigilent - AKA a hyperchondriac -...Read full review »
fandangoloco via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/23
The first episode you mentioned how exercise was the one common benefit for you all. What types of exercises do you all manage, and how do you overcome the apathy?
FidgetDi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/23
Just listened to Episode 3 and some interesting topics discussed by the panel. I see that a few of you seem to have problems accessing your consultant on a regular basis. I’m in Scotland and although I do see mine on an annual basis I have a dedicated Parkinson’s nurse assigned to me who is...Read full review »
GreyRacer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/04/23
This was a great listen, thank you.
lindon47 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/23
My late father had Parkinson’s and this podcast is helping me dispel some of the really negative memories of his later life. Keep up the good work. It’s great to talk and educate from personal experiences.
KJBBEL via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/23
Fascinating episode. My mother was diagnosed in her early 40s. We believed that she developed Parkinson as a result of having contracted a serious bout of Spanish Flu as a teenager. I wonder if there is a proven link?
Racing Groupie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/23
What an enlightening podcast. Such a great mix of people who offer explanations a humour in the right balance.
Erialc333 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/23
I am glad Jeremy expresses negative views about Parkinson’s; it makes me feel less alone in my own feeling. I don’t have it but my partner does, and watching his slow deterioration is heartbreaking. He was diagnosed about 10 years ago and has remained stoic and determined not to let it take him,...Read full review »
🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/23
Really illuminating to hear all your diagnosis stories. Due to a clerical screw up I received my diagnosis via e-mail, which wasn’t ideal…
Kevin Hopgood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
Informative and easy to listen to, encouraging at times too. Would recommend so far for all who need support concerning the condition and it’s impact.
Follower + via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
Great podcast, honest, empathic, but also a laugh. Feel you are doing a lot for the nations understanding of Parkinsons and our feeling of togetherness! Please keep meeting in the pub for us. It is a hard job, but someone needs to do it. You are allowed a week off occassionaly. Please keep saying...Read full review »
the listening gardener via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/23
These people have many interesting things to say about Parkinson’s. My dad died at 78 with Parkinson’s last year after being a diagnosed with the condition a decade earlier. Hence I suppose my interest. The chat though though throws up some other intersting thoughts and anecdotes - definitely...Read full review »
FrankROwen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/23
Thank you so much for a brilliant podcast. I really liked how different members of the group gave balance to the discussion.
gingercopperauburn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/23
I wish this had existed when my father was alive with Parkinson’s. If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s this is essential listening, distilled perfectly to reflect the reality of a complex situation in a clear, clever, amusing way. It’s thought provoking too. Exit your comfort zone and tune...Read full review »
Cheese6623474 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
Made me laugh. Pleased to know I’m in such good company. A realistic account of what life is like living with PD. I agree that losing one’s voice and ability to write is hard to bear. As a photographer, my tremor has limited my ability to take pictures too. A group has recently been formed local...Read full review »
State studio via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
It made me and my partner chortle. Thanks so much. Please I Clyde ping pong and singing in a choir which we do together. Exhilarating and funny !
carole&mickey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
The podcast makes an excellent, entertaining companion to the ‘Rory’s always on’ Newsletter. I have been a PD ‘sufferer’ for five years and I don’t have contact with other Parkies so this makes me feel less isolated.
rogerbee123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
Brilliant show, my partner has Parkinson’s and hearing you talk put our experience in a reassuring context , thank you!
Scots wayhay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
Pleased to hear this bunch telling it how it is for PWP, looking forward to the next one, love the humour!
Essex girl(ish) via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
So pleased that I was alerted to the existence of this podcast. As a Speech and Language Therapist who’s witnessed the impact of PD on people’s communication and swallow function, it was so heartening to hear an honest and often amusing discussion about this bl**dy condition.
Diverticula via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/23
My family think I’ve shown incipient symptoms for a couple of years, a couple of falls, insecure walking, and occasional dyspraxia. The Parkinsonism diagnosis was a couple of months ago, initiated by a comment made by a physio at my local falls clinic who’d commented to my GP that she’d noticed...Read full review »
yousaytheyrealltaken via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/23
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