Amruta Ulman, Nancy Baker, Jinali Thakker, Harshada Agawane, Saloni Solanki, Linda Tickle-Degnen; Dance, Cognitive Outcomes and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)—A Scoping Review. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515354. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1720
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Date Presented 03/26/20
In PD, cognitive impairments are seen in 40 to 80% of people, which affects their occupational performance. Studies indicate that dance has effects on cognition, thus this review was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of dance on cognition in PD. Seven studies were identified for review. Several dance forms were used, with tango the most common. Results suggest that dance can improve aspects of cognition, including memory, attention, and executive functions.
Primary Author and Speaker: Amruta Ulman
Additional Authors and Speakers: Nancy Baker, Jinali Thakker, Harshada Agawane, Saloni Solanki
Contributing Authors: Linda Tickle-Degnen
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