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Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says. " We're not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Authors: Braukhaus C, Jahnke U, Zimmermann T Abstract A Parkinson's disease is attended by high strain for the patients and an obvious loss of relationship functioning. Partners of patients (N=110) were evaluated via self-assessment in terms of own depression (PHQ-9), own fear of progression (PA-F-P-KF), relationship quality (PFB) as well as perceived deficits in everyday life and nonverbal communication. 26% of women and 11% of men showed depression scores, 51% of women and 41% of men dysfunctional fear of progression and about 60% were unsatisfied with their relationship. Gender-specific differences regarding the...
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
Providing specialist care through video conferencing was no less effective than in-person visits and was more convenient, study finds.
Source: Clinical Pharmacist - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Parkinson Disease;   Neuropathic Pain;   Pain Intervention:   Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Sponsor:   Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Tatu L, Bogousslavsky J Abstract Camptocormia is defined as an involuntary flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, without fixed kyphosis, which increases during walking and standing, and abates in the supine position. First described during World War 1 in soldiers suffering from war psychoneuroses, camptocormia has progressively come to refer to any cause of trunk forward-flexed posture during standing and ambulation. It is now admitted that camptocormia should be considered as a syndrome related to many etiologies. In this chapter, we present the historical aspects of the syndrome and its main etiologies. We...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
To examine the safety and efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA for treating sialorrhea.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
To investigate 1) emotional impacts of music on cycle ergometer performance in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD), and 2) whether familiarity with music differentially impacts emotional reactions and ensuing cycling performance.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
To examine self-reported changes in self-efficacy, life satisfaction, mood, and functional abilities in patients with mild idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) following completion of the PD-Cognitive Rehabilitation for Executive functioning (PD-CoRE) program, which uses a compensatory strategy model.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
Scientists use cutting-edge technology to show how Lewy body dementia affects more than 1 million synapses, the tiny connections between neurons.
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news
(King's College London) Researchers at King's College London have discovered new mechanisms of cell death, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study aimed to determine the extent of stepping and gait adaptability impairments in PD individuals as well as their associations with PD symptoms, cognitive function and previous falls.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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