Daksha Patel


These last few months I’ve been working with Parkinson’s researchers at Dundee University developing a visual resource in the form of a card game to support conversations between people with Parkinson’s, carers, families, nurses and scientists.

It’s called ‘EXCHANGES’ and consists of a series of 25 images that reflect the physical and psychological symptoms, as well as current research. I have been working with the team to develop questions to accompany the game. It’s been a long process, and excited to be at proof stage just before printing.

We are aiming to present this at a conference next year. Some images of card below.

This card reflects a key symptom – handwriting becoming smaller is an early sign of onset
Difficulties with sleep is another symptom
This image shows the dopamine pathways in the brain, implicated in development of Parkinson’s