Kent researchers examine ballroom dance's effect on Parkinson's

Two Kent State professors are identifying the elements of ballroom dance to eventually develop an exercise intervention program that would help manage Parkinson's disease symptoms.

Dr. Angela Ridgel, an associate professor of exercise science and physiology, and Joan Meggitt, an associate professor of dance, teamed up for the joint research project, "Optimizing dance interventions for people with Parkinson's disease and healthy older adults," through the university's Brain Health Research Institute, which provided a near $10,000 initial seed grant.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:12am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:23am
Krista S. Kano, Record Courier, June 15, 2019