Nabila Dahodwala, WHYY Newsworks, Dancing With Parkinson's

Nabila Dahodwala, WHYY Newsworks, Dancing With Parkinson's

The overall wellbeing of patients with Parkinson's -- a disease that destroys a person's ability to control body movements -- may be significantly improved by their participating in group dance sessions, according to LDI Senior Fellow Nabila Dahodwala. Speaking in a WHYY Newsworks interview, Dahodwala, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, said dance classes for Parkinson's patients at several YMCAs in the Philadelphia region have improved the movements and motivations of the patients.