Art proves its value

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The use of art therapy has been found to relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, an article in the latest edition of The Parkinson magazine reports. The article features new uses of art therapy and its benefits to those people with Parkinson’s, and reports on the first pilot project in the UK to use the technique. Art therapy is said to offer relaxation, assisting with the physical problems of Parkinson’s such as breathing and tremor. Participating in art therapy can also lead to development of better self-awareness and social skills, relieving anxiety, another common problem for people with the condition. The benefits of art therapy have led the Parkinson’s Disease Society to develop a pilot project, Art for Parkinson’s, to monitor the effectiveness of the therapy. Initial results have found the benefits of the group to be significant. It is now hoped to extend the scheme to other areas of the country. # For more information, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Society on 020 7931 8080

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