A children’s board game designed to bring families together and provide a platform to open up conversation about Parkinson’s Disease.
The inspiration for undertaking this project was my late Granddad, Julian Stammers. Julian was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2001 and had Parkinson’s for 12 years.
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain. It is recognised as having four cardinal motor signs: slowed movement (bradykinesia), rigidity, rest tremor and postural instability.
Parkinson's most common non-motor symptom is anxiety. One of the core aims of Bee - a - Colony is to highlight the importance of recognising the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.