This is an art exhibition showcasing the creative brilliance of those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. It aims to promote the benefits of art and hopefully will inspire and develop creativity across the Parkinson’s community.
Art and being creative has many health benefits. It acts as a therapy that reduces stress and anxiety and it allows us to focus on something positive and escape temporarily. It activates our brain’s reward centre and enhances the lives of people with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s is what happens when the brain cells that make dopamine start to die. It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure. It affects around 145,000 people in the UK. There are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety.
Some are treatable, but the drugs can have serious side effects. It gets worse over time and there’s no cure. Yet.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness and vital funds for Parkinson’s research. You can show your support in many ways, either through purchasing art, buying merchandise or making a donation.
Come along and meet this artists whilst raising awareness for Parkinson’s research.