Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Dance, Cognitive Outcomes and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)—A Scoping Review
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Parkinson's Disease / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Dance, Cognitive Outcomes and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)—A Scoping Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515326. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1720
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515326. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1720
Abstract

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