The creativity portion of our workshop has been developed taking into account several symptoms of Parkinson's Disease including loss of fine motor control, rigidity, and tremors. Each workshop focuses on a different symptom and how methods of art can help alleviate and counteract the symptom. We also have a large focus on Micrographia and have developed specific workshops to help patients improve their handwriting.Our workshops are supported by research that has been published in the Journal of Alzhiemer's Disease and Parkinsonism.
Did you know the "inability to Smile" is a symptom of various neurological conditions including Parkinson's Disease?
Our workshops are developed to spread smiles through creativity and movement. Our SMILE acronym-Seize Your Day, Make Positive Memories, Inspire Yourself and Others, and Promote a Healthy Environment. We encourage the involvement of a family member or caregiver to re-build their bond
The movement portion of our workshop focuses on developing fine and gross motor skills while promoting a healthy environment. Through exercises and activities participants are challenged both physically and mentally promoting stimulation in both sides of their brain. Our workshops foster growth in a motivating environment that increases confidence and mood.
Our workshops have proven to enhance mood in people living with Parkinson's Disease. 44% of the time people with Parkinson (PWP) go from feeling sad before the start of our workshop to happy at the end of our workshop after they've completed their art. 43% of the time PWP go from feeling content before the start of our workshop to happy at the end of our workshop after they've completed their art. 10% of the time PWP go from feeling sad before the start of our workshop to content at the end of our workshop after they've completed their art.
We are also measuring the impact of creativity and movement on people living without Parkinson's.