0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Scientific research

Search by topic

Access and utilize the ICAA library of scientific studies, reports and statistics to assist you with the development of your business case for wellness, program and community design and development, evidence-informed lifestyle choices and marketing strategies and approaches.

Topic- Parkinson's disease

 

Exercise helps maintain quality of life for people with Parkinson's-5396

Exercise helps maintain quality of life for people with Parkinson's

Questions on the Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) were answered by 2,940 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at baseline and at two and three years.

more

Parkinson's disease

People with Parkinson's benefit from dancing the tango-5305

People with Parkinson's benefit from dancing the tango

Parkinson’s disease is a neuromuscular condition that can cause tremor, rigidity, gait dysfunction and non-motor symptoms, such as depression, fatigue and cognitive degeneration. The tango dance requires specific steps that involve rhythmically walking forward and backward. In addition, tango requires working memory, control of attention, and multitasking to incorporate newly learned and previously learned dance elements, to stay in rhythm with the music, and maneuver around others on the dance floor.

more

Parkinson's disease

Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease-5191

Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Muscle rigidity leading to poor movement and loss of balance are features of Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative condition that is more common among people over 50 (Parkinson's Disease Foundation). From a small feasibility study, conducted to determine if the protocols should be used for a larger study, a few unexpected findings emerged.

more

Parkinson's disease

Moderate physical activity may lower risk of Parkinson's disease-5175

Moderate physical activity may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

In Sweden, 27,863 women and 15,505 men answered a questionnaire that included reporting on their physical activity (household and commuting activity, occupational activity, leisure time exercise, and total daily physical activity) for the Swedish National March Cohort.

more

Parkinson's disease

For people with Parkinson's disease, walking relieves symptoms-5023

For people with Parkinson's disease, walking relieves symptoms

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system, include slow movement, tremor, rigid muscles, impaired balance or posture and changes in speech (American Academy of Neurology). All of these symptoms impact on quality of life.

more

Parkinson's disease

For people with Parkinson's disease, exercise helps-3461

For people with Parkinson's disease, exercise helps

People with Parkinson’s disease experience difficulty with movement and coordination, which in turn leads to functional decline.

more

Parkinson's disease

Total items: 15

icaa 100 members