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

What Are the Environmental Risk Factors for PD?

For a deep dive into the environmental risk factors of PD, check out our latest Let’s Talk Parkinson’s feature with Beate Ritz, MD, Ph.D., a Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences and Neurology at UCLA. The relationship between environmental...

How to Manage Pain with Parkinson’s Disease

Chronic pain is highly common in people with Parkinson’s disease. In fact, people living with PD are twice as likely to experience pain as those without, and 80% of people with PD report experiencing chronic pain. These pains can be both motor-related (associated with...

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