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.
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