Poetry

Parkinson’s Poetry Spotlight: Alan Ascher

Parkinson’s Poetry Spotlight: Alan Ascher

Los Angeles native Alan Ascher began writing poems shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His story exemplifies the power of art, connection, and inspiration working together to empower those living with Parkinson’s. Plus, it demonstrates how living...

Calling all poets!

Calling all poets!

PCLA is looking for submissions for our forthcoming Living Artistically: The Poetry of Parkinson’s book, to be published this April in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and National Poetry Month. We welcome submissions from anyone in the Parkinson’s community -...

Movement For Life by Carol Higgins

Movement For Life by Carol Higgins

Why just walk if I can run? Why just run if I can jump? Why just jump if I can leap? Why just leap if I can dance? Why “just do” anything? Why not just do everything with as much interest, attention and engagement as I possibly can? This is not “just moving,” this is...

OTHER PARKINSON’S NEWS

Understanding Art Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

The benefits of art therapy go beyond creating beautiful masterpieces. Art therapy can help promote better mental and physical health as well. In particular, the effects of art therapy have been shown to help improve the quality of life for those affected by...

How Can You Be An Effective Care Partner?

Parkinson's disease can change your loved one's life in many ways and can also change yours. How your relationship will grow depends on your outlook as a care partner. However, the weight is not entirely on your shoulders, and you must also care for yourself. Being an...

Understanding Gut Health Issues With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is commonly known for motor symptoms caused by the disease, such as tremors and rigidity. Those living with Parkinson’s, however, know that the disease is much more than that, and the challenges caused by their non-motor symptoms significantly affect their...

Ralphs Community Rewards program now donates to PCLA

PCLA is now enrolled in the Ralphs Community Rewards program, which means we earn donations when you shop for groceries!   HOW IT WORKS: If you have a Ralphs reward card, you can enroll in the Community Rewards Program with PCLA as your charity of choice. The...

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