Using the Tango in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: Cognitive Interaction and Parkinson's
Note: 1.5 hours of CEUs approved for NHA credit by NAB
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Madeleine E. Hackney, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Research Track, Emory School of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Dr. Hackney holds a BFA in Dance from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has characterized the effects of gender, attention, disease and unfamiliar skills on locomotion by examining challenging gait tasks to gain insight into which tasks need rehabilitative emphasis. She has also designed and analyzed exercise programs such as traditional exercise, Tai Chi, partnered dance and adapted tango classes, which have been shown to improve physical function and quality of life in people with Parkinson's Disease, older adults and those with serious mental illness. Her research received media coverage in the New York Times, Scientific American, National Public Radio and in Musicophilia, by Oliver Sachs. At the Atlanta VAMC, she has continued to research the effects of adapted tango and balance programs for older adults with low vision, the "oldest old", as well as continued work in enhanced rehabilitative methods for people with Parkinson's Disease.
This educational seminar is open to healthcare professionals and providers, practitioners, those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease along with family members, and all others interested in this topic. Please feel free to pass this event information on to anyone who may be interested.
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