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‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

26 May 2024
‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

26 May 2024

Each morning we wake not knowing what the day will bring – and living with Parkinson’s is no different, says Parkinality columnist Julie Walker.


‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

17 April 2024
‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

17 April 2024

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker was delighted with how her Party for Parkinson’s went at The Belgian Brewer in Bishop’s Stortford


Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

13 March 2024
Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

13 March 2024

Columnist Julie Walker on how unexpected obstacles can turn walking along pavements into Krypton Factor-style challenges for people with Parkinson’s


Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

23 February 2024
Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

23 February 2024

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – and there’s a party at the Belgian Brewer in Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday the 6th.


‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

14 February 2024
‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

14 February 2024

Julie Walker talks about the amount of support she gets from her partner, the Wise(ish) Man, and their plans for a musical and a fundraising concert


‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

03 February 2024
‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

03 February 2024

Our Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on her Person of Courage success at the Indies Community Awards 2023.


Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

17 December 2023
Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

17 December 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker makes another unmedicated trip to hospital, this time to gauge the success of her deep brain stimulation surgery.


Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

27 October 2023
Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

27 October 2023

Julie Walker on her experience getting drugs on the NHS to treat Covid symptoms and benefits of the East Herts and Broxbourne Community Cars scheme


‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

12 October 2023
‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

12 October 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker is back on court thanks to free lessons for people with Parkinson’s disease at Bishop’s Stortford Lawn Tennis Club


The bumpy road ahead after my brain surgery ‘replay’

10 September 2023
The bumpy road ahead after my brain surgery ‘replay’

The bumpy road ahead after my brain surgery ‘replay’

10 September 2023

Indie columnist Julie Walker on having to undergo a second bout of deep brain stimulation surgery after an electrode in her brain strayed.


Parkinality: ‘Racecourse wins and Wembley Stadium loses when it comes to accessibility’

09 August 2023
Parkinality: ‘Racecourse wins and Wembley Stadium loses when it comes to accessibility’

Parkinality: ‘Racecourse wins and Wembley Stadium loses when it comes to accessibility’

09 August 2023

Julie Walker, who has Parkinson’s disease, compares her experiences on recent trips to Wembley Stadium to see Harry Styles and to Chelmsford races


‘Just when I’m asked to be charity spokesperson, my voice starts to weaken’

22 July 2023
‘Just when I’m asked to be charity spokesperson, my voice starts to weaken’

‘Just when I’m asked to be charity spokesperson, my voice starts to weaken’

22 July 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on her new role as a spokesperson for the charity Cure Parkinson’s “Change the Future” campaign


Parkinality writer Julie in a Swirl after launching range of sarongs and bags

26 May 2023
Parkinality writer Julie in a Swirl after launching range of sarongs and bags

Parkinality writer Julie in a Swirl after launching range of sarongs and bags

26 May 2023

Indie columnist Julie Walker has designed her own accessories range and is selling them at upcoming markets in Bishop’s Stortford as well as online


‘I’m hoping World Parkinson’s Day is replaced with International Jelly Balancing Day’

13 May 2023
‘I’m hoping World Parkinson’s Day is replaced with International Jelly Balancing Day’

‘I’m hoping World Parkinson’s Day is replaced with International Jelly Balancing Day’

13 May 2023

The Indie’s Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on why she hopes April’s World Parkinson’s Day was the last


'I hope this is the last WPD and next year Parkinson's will be obliterated'

12 April 2023
'I hope this is the last WPD and next year Parkinson's will be obliterated'

'I hope this is the last WPD and next year Parkinson's will be obliterated'

12 April 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on her preparations for World Parkinson's Day and the importance of raising awareness for the whole month


Parkinality: Raise Parkinson's awareness in your own bright and brilliant way

26 March 2023
Parkinality: Raise Parkinson's awareness in your own bright and brilliant way

Parkinality: Raise Parkinson's awareness in your own bright and brilliant way

26 March 2023

Get involved with World Parkinson's Day on Tuesday April 11 by lighting up buildings blue or getting creative with poetry


Parkinality: 'The solutions to some big problems after I left you hanging'

12 March 2023
Parkinality: 'The solutions to some big problems after I left you hanging'

Parkinality: 'The solutions to some big problems after I left you hanging'

12 March 2023

Julie Walker has tips on how to overcome the problems in everyday life caused by Parkinson's disease such as writing, dressing and brushing your teeth


'How Parkinson's disease impacts my make-up, teeth and ability to do DIY'

25 February 2023
'How Parkinson's disease impacts my make-up, teeth and ability to do DIY'

'How Parkinson's disease impacts my make-up, teeth and ability to do DIY'

25 February 2023

Columnist Julie Walker takes a few examples of things everyone takes for granted and explains how having Parkinson's disease makes them much harder


'Less like an elegant swan, more like mad giraffe in washing machine'

21 January 2023
'Less like an elegant swan, more like mad giraffe in washing machine'

'Less like an elegant swan, more like mad giraffe in washing machine'

21 January 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker discusses the concerning development that resulted in further surgery following her deep brain stimulation op


Parkinality: 'Symptoms behaved on camera when we wanted to be at our worst'

08 January 2023
Parkinality: 'Symptoms behaved on camera when we wanted to be at our worst'

Parkinality: 'Symptoms behaved on camera when we wanted to be at our worst'

08 January 2023

Julie Walker has been helping with a Parkinson's UK educational film and has also joined the World Parkinson's Day organising committee


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