I have been in contact with many fellow sufferers, most of whom seem to have adopted a new hobby or skill, some paint, others write, and there are a few I've come across who do the most amazing woodwork. It's almost as if Parkinson's takes away some of our abilities forcing us to make a change in career or lifestyle, often leading to some kind of occupational therapy that is creative by nature.
A man who's 27 year career as a pilot suddenly came to a grinding halt due to being diagnosed with Parkinson's was advised by his neurologist to turn his hands to some hobby to retain the fine motor skills in his hands . He made his garage into a workshop calling his business "Wood Wackers" and is now producing amazingly beautiful furniture, and smaller items for the home. Take a look at his website to hear his story and see the remarkable woodwork he produces.