The general image of Parkinson’s disease is probably an old man with hands that are shaking, walking slowly and shuffling. In fact, that was my image of Parkinson’s before I was diagnosed myself. And we all know that those kind of images are very difficult to change… or are they?
A friend did an image search on Google for “Parkinsons sjukdom” (the Swedish name for our common enemy) and was surprised in a good way. And since surprises rarely are positive in chronic diseases, I thought I’d share the reason.
In Swedish, the first hit on Google image search is a pic from this blog! I guess that is one of the advantages of living in a small country: it is probably easier to have an impact.
I am very proud to be contributing to changing the image of Parkinson’s
– one blog at a time!