OFF periods, defined as the return of motor and non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms, can be hard to recognize, describe and talk about with your circle of care or healthcare professional. Click on a piece of art below to learn more about the person with Parkinson’s who inspired it, their circle of care and how the artwork depicts their personal experience with OFF periods. OFF periods may be difficult to identify and talk about because the symptoms can differ from person to person. This art series is intended to visualize the feelings others have associated with their OFF periods, which may help you better recognize your own OFF symptoms and discuss it with your care team.
Be sure to speak with your doctor about all your Parkinson’s symptoms.
Jennifer Parkinson is president and co-founder of Neuroboxing and StrongHer Women Fighting Parkinson’s and has been living with young-onset Parkinson’s for 13 years. Jennifer, a single mother of two, fights back through boxing and helps support women with Parkinson’s as a speaker and panelist for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a participant in multiple Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day Walks and a Women in PD advocate.See Story
Steve started tremoring in 2007 and was misdiagnosed for several years before receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Steve teaches an exercise class for people with Parkinson’s and is also on the board of directors of The Unsteady Hand, a non-profit that focuses on art and creativity labs for people with Parkinson’s.See Story
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