Parkinson's Patients Art Exhibit
Some artists with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders got a chance to showcase some of their creativity today.
It was the third annual Art in Motion exhibit in Gainesville.
The artists who participated are part of the UF Health and Shands weekly Arts in Medicine workshop.
The art program started four years ago...
As researchers looked at how art can improve cognition and language deficits in Parkinson's patients.
Two artists who had their work on display, told us why this class means so much to them.
"It's good to be around people who you have something in common with. Whether it's motorcycles, or Parkinson's disease, or whatever… it's good for the people," said Tom Mitchell who is new to the group.
Kathy Castle, one of the artists who helped start the program said she simply isn't giving up.
"You have to make a decision to live life fully… and i'm not about to lay down and die simply because i have Parkinson's Disease," Castle said.
Creator of the program, Madeline Austin says the group that meets every Wednesday has become a family… that not only helps each other with their art, but also helps each other heal...