Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the muscles of the body, including facial and vocal muscles. Singing is the act of creating musical sounds using the voice.
What happens when people living with Parkinson’s disease sing?
At this stage, we are still in the early days of research but the available evidence suggests that singing may:
mitigate problems with facial and vocal expressiveness
Follow links below for more information:
Scientific articles focusing on the various effects of Parkinson’s disease on an individuals health, including it’s impact on vocal health, emotional health, and social health.
(link “scientific articles” to parkinson’s research page)
add links to basic science and treatment on parkinson’s research page
add other subheadings onto basic science (emotion/musical/social/voice) and treatment (singing/nonsinging) pages
under singing page, have subheadings: health (vocal rehab/emotional communication) and well-being (mood and social benefits)
paste articles and abstracts out of original “scientific articles” page into the new pages
A google map with pinpoints on P.D. choirs worldwide. The map includes additional information about each choir, including items such as location, the director’s name, and contact information.
— continue updating the google map with other language searches eg. japanese, spanish, etc.
Media coverage on Parkinson’s Choirs.
—- paula’s choir link