People Living With Parkinson’s


Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the facial and vocal muscles of the body.


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YES!

Preliminary evidence suggests that singing may:

  • support a positive social identity

  • strengthen social connectedness

  • increase vocal and facial expressiveness

  • change the focus from disability to ability


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Recent research focusing on the various effects of Parkinson’s disease on an individual’s well-being, including it’s impact on the voice, emotions, and social well-being.


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A GOOGLE MAP

A convenient map with pinpoints on Parkinson’s choirs worldwide. The map includes additional information about each choir, including items such as location, the director’s name, and contact information.


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MEDIA COVERAGE

News stories on Parkinson’s choirs and singing therapy for Parkinson’s.


GET INVOLVED LOCALLY

Thinking about joining a choir, or want more information on our past research? Learn more about Parkinson’s choirs, and how to get involved locally.


For information on warning signs, symptoms, and stages, please visit parkinson.org.