It may seem as though Parkinson’s disease (PD) and art cannot coexist. Engaging in art-related activities has been shown to help people with PD feel less isolated and be able to fully express themselves.
How can people diagnosed with a disease marked by limb tremors and muscle rigidity be drawn to creative pursuits that require on hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity?
Numerous studies have shown art and the disease share an intimate, if obscure, interconnection. Many clinics and adult day centers have adopted various forms of art therapy programs for people living with PD. Painting in particular is now recognized as one of the most effective art therapy programs in the world for people with Parkinson’s.