Hi everybody its Prof here; I don't write very often on the forum because I have found a way of taking control of my PD, and the way that I take control is I write short stories. and poetry. Trying to think of a different plot for each story keeps my brain working; it sets the cogs of imagination in motion on a daily basis and helps to prevent me from thinking about the reason that I started writing the story in the first place.
I haven't been able to write with a pen or pencil for two years, but I can use a typewriter and a word processor, which keeps my fingers active and prevents them from seizing up which is what happens if I am doing nothing. My biggest fear is getting dementia like my father did in the final years of his life; he became violent and swore at people in an extremely aggressive fashion. At the end of his life he wasn't the man I remembered he became a complete stranger to the entire family and it was a very sad experience for all of us.
I started writing short stories after I had written my autobigraphy, as a lecturer of English Literature I find it very therapuetic being able to continue with something that I did for many years, butit ios something that we are ll capable of doing because in every person there is a personal story.