Deano Parsons

It was back in 2017 that I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, a few months before my 46th Birthday. It was not a shock to me. I had first started going to my Doctor to query my symptoms in my late teens. By the time I was in my early twenties, I knew I had a neurological problem developing. Despite my hunch, it was over twenty years before I would receive a conclusive diagnosis.

Deano Parsons

Writer, Artist, Retired Psychotherapist.

I came to meet Tracy White, now a dear friend; through our support of fellow people with Parkinson’s.

I have also gained experience as a radio broadcaster, having presented for Radio Parkies and for Shaky Radio.

The purpose of Focused Friends is to show that you can still lead a full life, despite chronic illness.

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I am all about living a life of creativity and well-being, even with chronic illness. I live in the beautiful county of Suffolk with my husband and our two cheeky dogs.

Please visit my web site to learn more. You need not have a chronic illness to benefit from my many articles, podcasts and vlogs.

Helpful Experience

My career has included being a Commissioner for health and medical treatment services, running two nursing teams in the NHS as Specialist Services Team Leader and almost two decades of experience as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.

I have written and published a paperback book (rated within the top 8 books on Parkinson’s published in Europe in 2019; according to Parkinson’s Life magazine), plus a number of short e-books. My site ‘DeanoCreative’ has achieved over 46,000 reader hits!! Please check out my social media sites, via the links below.