24 min

Episode Six: Getting creative with Parkinson’s The Parkinson's Life Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

What’s the relationship between Parkinson’s and creativity?

American film-maker, hip-hop artist and person with Parkinson’s Walter J Archey III and UK composer and musician Amy Mallett join us to discuss the interaction between Parkinson’s and creativity.

In a lively and enlightening episode, the two discuss:

• How Parkinson’s affects creativity – Walter discusses how the condition affects his ability to rap and Amy explains how singing can help people with Parkinson’s regain control of their voice.

• Building confidence and community – the guests reflect on how creativity helps people “leave their Parkinson’s at the door”, encourages an active and social lifestyle and benefits mental health.

• Using art to raise awareness – Walter discusses how his single ‘Light Blue Room’ educates people about Parkinson’s and the two consider why artists like Michael J Fox and Billy Connolly serve as inspiration to the community.

The Parkinson’s Life podcast is brought to you by Parkinson’s Life (https://parkinsonslife.eu), the online lifestyle magazine for the global Parkinson’s community, and supported by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA)(www.epda.eu.com/), the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe.

Please rate and review us on YouTube – it helps make sure others can find us! And if you’d like to get in touch, email us at editor@parkinsonslife.eu or catch up with us on Facebook (en-gb.facebook.com/parkinsonslife/) and Twitter (twitter.com/parkinsons_life)

What’s the relationship between Parkinson’s and creativity?

American film-maker, hip-hop artist and person with Parkinson’s Walter J Archey III and UK composer and musician Amy Mallett join us to discuss the interaction between Parkinson’s and creativity.

In a lively and enlightening episode, the two discuss:

• How Parkinson’s affects creativity – Walter discusses how the condition affects his ability to rap and Amy explains how singing can help people with Parkinson’s regain control of their voice.

• Building confidence and community – the guests reflect on how creativity helps people “leave their Parkinson’s at the door”, encourages an active and social lifestyle and benefits mental health.

• Using art to raise awareness – Walter discusses how his single ‘Light Blue Room’ educates people about Parkinson’s and the two consider why artists like Michael J Fox and Billy Connolly serve as inspiration to the community.

The Parkinson’s Life podcast is brought to you by Parkinson’s Life (https://parkinsonslife.eu), the online lifestyle magazine for the global Parkinson’s community, and supported by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA)(www.epda.eu.com/), the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe.

Please rate and review us on YouTube – it helps make sure others can find us! And if you’d like to get in touch, email us at editor@parkinsonslife.eu or catch up with us on Facebook (en-gb.facebook.com/parkinsonslife/) and Twitter (twitter.com/parkinsons_life)

24 min

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