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Parkinson's Beats

drumming was formed in 2022 with the help of an activity grant from Parkinson's UK Scotland, and since then its growing popularity has been astonishing! 


Anyone can take part regardless of their ability - it can be done standing or seated, the movements can be gentle or strong and you can use just one arm or your whole body, it's up to you.


To get started there's no special equipment required - a couple of wooden spoons and a laundry basket will do!

Click on the musical notes below the video to ask Jo how you can join the fun!

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Another presentation!

Jo and Julie were excited to have been invited to give a presentation on Parkinson's Beats at the SPARC Conference at Edinburgh Napier University on 8th November 


Exercise Online Event

Jo has been flying the flag for Parkinson's Beats once again, this time at the Parkinson's online event on 14th November. She's been sharing ideas and creating opportunities for people with Parkinson's in Scotland to be active. 

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It's officially good for you!

Click HERE to listen to a special episode of NoSPRIG's research podcast series about Parkinson's Beats, and the results of research by Dr Julie Jones of the Robert Gordon University showing the benefits of Parkinson's Beats.

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World Parkinson's Congress

Jo and Julie went all the way to Spain to tell delegates from around the world about Parkinson's Beats! Read their diary of everything they got up to HERE

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Shout-out for Sharon!

A big shout-out to Sharon Finlay of Active Minds Moray, without whom Parkinson's Beats would not have been possible.  Her imagination in creating the routines and enthusiasm delivering them are boundless.  Thanks Sharon!


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