Tag Archives: parkinson’s

Coffee-drug for Parkinson’s and dementias?

We have been told the benefits of caffeine (see more info HERE). What researchers are finding is that caffeine, the world’s most widely used drug, does more than wake people up. Caffeine is linked to improvements in memory and appears to protect against the destruction of brain cells. One of the results find that people who drank two or more… Read more »

Dance for Parkinon’s: IRISH

So, we’ve talked about TANGO, and about BALLET … but now, IRISH! Researchers at both the St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice, Italy and University of Limerick  are finding that following 8-weeks of twice weekly Irish dance classes, persons with Parkinson’s fell less often and were more mobile. They speculate the benefits are attributed to the exercise, strong rhythm of Irish music and… Read more »