Abstract

Date Presented 04/8/21

People with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience nonmotor symptoms (NMS) such as cognitive impairment, depression, and fatigue, all of which impact daily function. Despite the prevalence and negative impact of NMS, there are limited interventions. Improvisational dance (ID) requires spontaneous integration of cognitive and motor skills in a playful and nonjudgmental environment. This study found improvements in NMS and daily function in people with PD after participating in an ID class.

Primary Author and Speaker: Margaret R. Fleita

Additional Authors and Speakers: Erika Fimple, Nicole Renae Roberts

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