All posts by Anders M. Leines

I work as a Video Journalist at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. That was when I embarked on a mission to change the image in many people’s mind of who the Parkinson patient is. This is not just an old man’s disease.

“This is Parkinsons” – The Exhibition

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“This is Parkinsons” played crucial role in the process that brought “ParkinsonNet” to Norway.

“This is Parkinson´s” is an exhibition which challenges the image of the old, whispering, drooling parkinson patient. Why did I produce this exhibition? Well in my opinion, because that image no longer serves the patient community,  inspire the scientific or challenge the medical and political. We need real patients to stand forth, with pride. The images have been on display in cities across Europe and the US.

Official trailer for “This is Parkinsons”.

MY story

My story six years into Parkinon´s disease:

Original version without english subtitles :

“Nothing we have done has slowed progression”, says Dr. Stanley Fahn in this documentary made by myself and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation / NRK Puls. It drew a record audience in Norway. What do you do when suddenly you are diagnosed with an incurable progressive disease?  I did everything.