1. What I learned
Parkinson’s Disease was a disease I had not known too much about prior to looking into it more. I think the biggest thing that I learned from this research was in the case studies that I looked up. I had not known that pain was a symptom of PD, and how much of a factor it was in quality of life. I had also looked up how sleep is affected by Pd and that often times, sleep disorders are often diagnosed along with PD. Another thing that was touched on with our individual perspectives is how different each case can be particularly when it comes to movements often associated with PD, shaking. I think the individual perspectives were the best parts about this research and the presentation because it really shed some light on this disease. I have a personal connection with PD, so it shed some light on what some of the things my great uncle experiences.
2. My contributions
I investigated the two different case studies and put the presentation together on powerpoint and prezi. I shared what I found with Matt and we gave the presentation together on the case studies.
I think I would give myself a 4 on this presentation because I wouldn’t say that I went above and beyond in putting this presentation together but did put some good effort in doing so. The effort by everyone I would say was consistent, and we all put in an even amount. I think my biggest contribution was putting the presentation together.
I think this is a great part of the of the class because it gives us an opportunity to research more about different abilities that we may or may not have gotten a chance to get an overview of during class. I enjoyed this presentation.