Singing Lessons Hereford

Singing could help millions with Parkinsons

Singing may be able to help the millions of Americans who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. KCCI's Vanessa Peng shows us the Iowa State study that could change lives. We spoke to people who sang for the study. They all made

physical improvements. But, it's the mental changes that keeps them singing. lt;NATS musicgt; At first it was all part of a study Months later these people suffering from Parkinson's Disease still meet for a hour of

quot;You Are My Sunshine.quot; lt;Mark Blaedel, Ames 43:30 quot;I TELL PEOPLE THAT I'M STATISTICALLY IMPROVED.quot; 33gt; Mark Blaedel was one of 30 people last summer who met for an hour each week for eight weeks. For an hour they sang for an Iowa State

University study. lt;Elizabeth Stegemoller, ISU Assistant Professor in Kinesiology 34;56 quot;THE GOAL OF THIS STUDY WAS TO INTRODUCE A NEW NOVEL TYPE OF THERAPY BASED UPON MUSIC THERAPY APPROACHES 35:05gt; Elizabeth Stegemoller is studying the

effects of singing on speech and swallowing in people with Parkinson's disease. lt;Elizabeth Stegemoller, ISU Assistant Professor in Kinesiology quot;SOME OF THE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS WITH MUSIC IS THAT YOU INCREASE DOPAMINE PRODUCTION IN

THE BRAIN JUST FROM LISTENING TO MUSIC IT ALSO HELPS COORDINATE MUSCLE ACTIVITY.quot; 34gt; She says after tests she's seen a huge difference in her signing patients. lt;Elizabeth Stegemoller, ISU Assistant Professor in Kinesiology 35;19

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