The winter issue of Stanford Medicine features an article on Dance for PD, a program that offers dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease. “As physicians, we stress the importance of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation to our patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford neurologist, said. “Dance for PD gives them all three. But it is much more than a possible therapy or treatment; the PD dancers have told us this type of dance restores their self-image and brings them joy.”… Full Story>
Here’s an interesting article in today’s New York Times about the value of exercise for those with Parkinson’s.
The Dance for Parkinson’s class at Stanford now meets two days a week – Mondays and Fridays, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. The classes are free but require advance registration due to popularity. … Full Story>
Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering a four-session one-hour class on “Spinefulness” at no charge on four Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30am, starting on July 11th. The class is intended for those with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders — whether seen at Stanford for care or not. Advance registration is required…. Full Story>