DOI: https://doi 10.13140/RG.2.1.4469.1445

Singapore - International Document

The Tulip Story

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Year of Publication:

Nanyang Technological University

Publication Type:
Book / Book Chapter


The Tulip Story provides evidence that participatory art activities, in particular creative paperclay workshops, can be beneficial for and enhance the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and their carers. The workshops were 90 minutes in duration and ran for either three or six weeks. They provided participants with the opportunity to learn new skills, immerse themselves in a creative activity and interact and connect with others. Participants reported increased feelings of happiness, enjoyment and fulfilment. The book is a great resource for those involved with devising care plans for people with Parkinson’s such as healthcare professionals, social workers and creative practitioners who are interested in arts and health.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Crafts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Tan, M. T. K. , Chun, W.Y. (2015). The Tulip Story. Nanyang Technological University.