Liz Scott (May 2011)

liz-scott-smallIt is definitely looking like spring now, and if you are like me, you are thinking about your summer holidays.  People often ask me about medication when going away.  Whether you are going abroad or staying in the UK, make sure you take enough medication with you – enough to last an extra week for the UK and at least another two weeks’ supply if you are going abroad.  Remember the ash cloud last year?  Being stranded is bad enough but you don’t want the added worry of not having enough pills.

As you know, taking medication at the correct time is crucial in maintaining good Parkinson’s control.  However, when you have an early start or a longer day than usual you need to adjust the times to take an extra dose to get you through the day.

When you are abroad, try to take your medication at local times, rather than sticking to UK times.

We are very fortunate in South Buckinghamshire to have the services of Maria Heine who leads Conductive Education classes weekly in Amersham and Marlow.  Conductive Education was developed over 60 years ago in Hungary, specifically to help people with Parkinson’s with strategies to improve every day tasks.

If you would like to find out more about this holistic approach to improving basic movements, using active conscious learning, please contact Maria on 01494 533610.  There is also a Parkinson’s UK fact sheet on Conductive Education (FS41) which you can order by telephoning 01473 212115.