Joseph DeSouza, professor in York University’s department of psychology, in Canada, said: “Generally, what we know if that dance activates brain areas in those without Parkinson’s.
“For those with Parkinson’s disease, even when it is mild, motor impact can impact their daily functioning and how they feel about themselves. Many of these symptoms lead to isolation because once they get extreme, these people do not want to go out.
“These motor symptoms lead to further psychological issues, depression, social isolation, and eventually, the symptoms do get worse over time.
“Our study shows that training with dance and music can slow this down and improve daily living and daily function.”
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