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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.

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