Tag Archives: Parkinson's Disease

Dancing with music can halt most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

First-of-its-kind York U study shows participating in weekly dance training improves daily living and motor function for those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – A new study published in Brain Sciences today, shows patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) can slow the progress of the disease by participating in dance training with music for one-and-a-quarter hours per […]

Predictive models could help provide more accurate detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 – How is your sense of smell? Do you find yourself frequently dozing off during the day or thrashing about during dreams? Often, early stage Parkinson’s disease does not present with typical motor disturbance symptoms, making diagnosis problematic. Now, neuroscientists at York University have found five different models that use these types […]

Advisory: Irpinia Club to donate $20k to York U prof researching Parkinson’s Disease

Toronto, Dec. 12, 2012 – York University neuroscience Professor Joseph DeSouza, Faculty of Health, will receive a donation of $20,000 from Peter Cipriano, president of the Irpinia Club, on Thursday, Dec. 13 to support DeSouza’s studies of brain activity in dance and its therapeutic applications for patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Applying his recent work […]