Dancing with parkinson's
In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that dance can offer unique benefits to those living with Parkinson’s disease. Early research has shown that dancing relieves some of its debilitating symptoms, resulting in improvements in balance, mobility and coordination. In addition to the physical benefits, dance has also been shown to improve emotional well-being and quality of life for those with the disease. Recognizing these discoveries, NBS developed and launched Dancing with Parkinson’s. This is a program designed to bring the benefits of dance to the Parkinson’s community in Toronto, as well as inform ongoing scientific research. Working together with researchers from York and Ryerson Universities who are studying brain activity in those Parkinson’s patients who have participated in the program, NBS is contributing to the growing understanding of the disease.