Sometimes a Parkinson’s diagnosis can lead to something amazing. While the initial diagnosis can be shocking and devastating, many find the changes in their brain help them to discover a creative side they never knew they had.
Some find their inspiration in painting. They may no longer be able to write legibly, but they can hold a paint brush steady and paint beautifully. Some pick up a camera and focus on photography. Sculpting clay gives some people an outlet to create.
Writing can also be a powerful outlet. Authors have written their first novel, poem or blog after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
Artistic endeavors provide an outlet for people with Parkinson’s to create what they may no longer be able to describe in words. It can release new energy and provide new purpose to a life changed. It brings since of pride.
Parkinson’s can be an opportunity to learn something new and try something you’ve never done before. Take a class, or write down the short story you’ve had in your head for the last few months. While living day to day with Parkinson’s is certainly a challenge, allow a new experience to be it’s gift.