32 episodes

If you want to know more about Parkinson's, or how to cope with chronic illness, then this is the Podcast for you. Between them Clarky and Kuhan have been living with Parkinson’s for more than 20 years. They chat openly and honestly about the challenges and even the benefits of living with the condition.

2 Parkies in a Pod: a Parkinson's Podcast Dave Clark & Kuhan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

If you want to know more about Parkinson's, or how to cope with chronic illness, then this is the Podcast for you. Between them Clarky and Kuhan have been living with Parkinson’s for more than 20 years. They chat openly and honestly about the challenges and even the benefits of living with the condition.

    Strictly Parkinson's

    Strictly Parkinson's

    This week the boys enter the world of dance! Not the opulent, spray tanned, sequin clad Strictly, but the life changing benefits of the dance for Parkie’s.

    We chat  to Helen Gould who’s just been awarded an MBE for "charitable services to people with Parkinson’s"! 

    Helen is the co-founder of LPM Dance, which has developed the transformational Neuro-Moves programme to help people with Parkinson’s.

    We also chat about how lessons from Bruce Springsteen can improve your Parkinson’s.

    Kuhan says goodbye to his Parkinson’s nurse and we talk about the mental impact of getting a blue badge..

    Show Links

    https://lpmdance.com/

    Neuro-Moves Rossendale- Mondays 2pm-3.15pm

    Neuro-Moves Preston- Wednesday 2pm-3.15pm

    Neuro-Moves online- Thursday 12.15-13.15pm

    Booking link: https://lpmdance.com/classesContact Helen at lpmdanceforhealth@gmail.com for more information

    Colin Wells - Walking for Parkinson’s

    Alex Echo - One Wave At A Time

    Ellie Finch - @PdMama

    Eirwen - Sparky Samba

    • 46 min
    Finding My Voice

    Finding My Voice

    Are you struggling to get yourself heard because your voice is quiet, mumbled or you just cant get the words out?

    Are your meds getting stuck in your throat?

    Do you dribble or have a dry mouth?

    We may be able to help!

    This week the boys catch up with Tim Grover, consultant speech therapist in the movement disorders department at University College London.

    He tells us why people with Parkinson’s suffer speech problems, offer some tips on swallowing and explains the right time to seek specialist help.

    More information can be found on the Parkinson's UK website:

    Speech & Communication problems in Parkinson's

    Eating, Swallowing & Saliva control in Parkinson's

    We also reflect on the impact of our last episode about life expectancy with Parkinson’s.

    And doing AMAZING things this week .. A Parkie swimming the channel, the Premier League referee going public about his diagnosis, and a Parkie taking part in the 2024 Olympics.

    We hope you enjoy it…

    • 59 min
    Will I die from Parkinson's?

    Will I die from Parkinson's?

    This week we talk about the “The Elephant in the room“ - mortality rates amongst people with Parkinson’s. Our special guest is Professor Bas Bloem, one of the world’s leading Parkinson’s experts. Bas has written a paper on the subject of life expectancy with the condition.

    In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of Parkinson’s, the professor has recently been knighted in his native Netherlands. He’s one of the most engaging and eloquent speakers in the Parkie world.

    https://www.parkinsonnet.com/about-parkinsonnet/our-team/

    Please don’t be scared to listen to this episode, we also talk about how to stay strong for long with the condition using exercise, diet and a positive mindset.

    Also in 'People with Parkinson's Do Amazing Things' we feature Sean Stillman's BBC radio documentary 'Parkinson's and Me' where he reflects on his condition and his life since his diagnosis.

    And Dave reflects on his day out at the Cure Parkinson's Cup

    https://www.instagram.com/babbelbloem/

    @basbloem (Bas Bloem)

    @morethanatremor (Kuhan)

    @DaveClarkTV

    • 50 min
    Parkinson's Fact or Fiction

    Parkinson's Fact or Fiction

    Joining Dave & Kuhan for a game of Fact or Fiction are Claire & Simon from Parkinson’s UK who help dispel some of the common myths about Parkinson’s.



    Show links

    Go to 2parkiesinapod.com or reach out to us on social media 

    email us at hello@2parkiesinapod.com



    Parkinson’s UK Helpline 0808 800 0303

    Parkinson’s UK Research Network

    Parkinson’s UK Become a Member

    Parkinson’s UK Information Resources Catalogue

    Parkinson’s UK World Parkinson’s Day

    Economist Article

    Association of British Neurologists Workforce Survey

    Parkinson’s Diagnosis stats

    Dept of Work & Pensions Benefits Data Portal

    NHS Workforce Statistics

    Free Gym Membership: 

    https://www.everyoneactive.com/promotion/parkinsons/

    purehelp@puregym.com

    Where to send your Parky smells: https://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/neurological-diseases/

    • 50 min
    They Made Songs from our Tremors

    They Made Songs from our Tremors

    In this episode Kuhan gets his tremor wired for sound, taking part in a ground breaking research study at University College London. The team created 5 unique songs from the tremors of 5 unique people with Parkinson’s. The album ‘Tremors vs Tremors’ is available to listen to on Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon… there’s even a limited edition vinyl record. All royalities are being donated to Parkinson’s UK. We’re joined by the man behind the project Dr Christian Lambert and two of the other study participants, Clare and Stephanie.



    Tremors vs Tremors

    https://tremorsvstremors.com/

    Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/5Q514xQ7lfQPT2s6GpT5jm?si=z-OMxr9IRYaSzWoIVrdQHA

    Listen on Apple https://music.apple.com/us/album/tremors-vs-tremors-ep/1733686264

    Listen on Amazon https://music.amazon.de/albums/B0CWS4RWBV?marketplaceId=A1PA6795UKMFR9&musicTerritory=DE&ref=dm_sh_RoHkhmu4xjztd3igINdcA2XcY

    UCL movement disorder https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/research/research-centres/movement-disorders-centre/research

    Parkinsons UK Research https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/get-involved-research

    Del Amitri Parkinson’s documentary https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001x49y

    Kuhan’ Blog they made a song from my tremor https://medium.com/@kuhan4/they-made-a-song-from-my-tremor-fefe7011d863

    • 43 min
    Keeping up Appearances

    Keeping up Appearances

    In this episode, we explore grooming and self-care.

    There’s an old saying..

    No matter how you feel

    Get up

    Dress up

    Show up

    Never give up

    Shafaq @Dr_SF_Hussain⁠ a dentist with Parkinson’s shares her tips on mouth and tooth care

    Anne Marie Booth @annieconmonkey talks ditching killer heels, Dr Martyn’s, hair and nail care.

    Joe Gregory @JoeGregory100 tells us about slip on brogues and picking up a fashion bargain.

    Plus doing amazing this week…

    Richard Dunning, The shakey photographer @Richardpud1977

    The cardigan wearing guitar playing Andrew Wright from Nottingham… @apwright

    @Peacefultaino  56 year old Puerto Rican man with Parkinson’s pulling off some killer dance moves..

    Stylish reading glasses at reasonable prices …

    https://www.izipizi.com/ww_en

    Comfortable, stylish gym, leisure clothing (pricey, but lovely)

    https://vuoriclothing.co.uk

    Parkinson's UK Mouth and Dental issues

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Empshott ,

Love it!

Literally don’t know how I managed without this podcast, totally on my wavelength. Thanks guys for all your hard work , long may it continue.

Scares5 ,

Thank you

Having been newly diagnosed with YOPD in 2023 this has been really helpful in giving me some perspective and idea as to what Parkinson’s is and how to live with it and things to consider. It’s light hearted and optimistic as well as honest, thank you both

Majjsu ,

Invaluable and uplifting

So lucky to have found this. With my hubby newly diagnosed and communicated in a grim way, these podcasts are the exact opposite and I love that. Yes there are symptoms which are serious, but Dave Clark and Kushan are full of positivity and giving things a more positive outlook, it was like a breath of fresh air. Recommend these podcasts so highly. A huge thank you for sharing.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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