Parkinson's News and Information
When Emma Lawton was 29 she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
As a graphic designer, drawing is a huge part of her life but over the past three years the tremor in her hands has grown more pronounced stopping her from writing and drawing straight lines.
Enter Haiyan Zhang and her invention that is changing Emma's life
New research, published in the scientific journal Radiology, highlights the potential of using a type of brain scan as a diagnostic tool in Parkinson's.
The Nottingham University Hospital researchers, funded by Parkinson's UK, used an MRI brain scan to study changes in a pigment in the part of the brain affected by Parkinson's.
It seems the nerve damage behind Parkinson's starts in the stomach or colon before spreading to brain cells - but we don't know what's causing it.
Simple solutions are often best, even when dealing with something as complicated as Parkinson's. In this inspiring talk, Mileha Soneji shares accessible designs that make the everyday tasks of those living with Parkinson's a bit easier. "Technology is not always it," she says. "What we need are human-centered solutions."