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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002967-01A2
Title: Partnered Dance Aerobic Exercise as a neuroprotective, motor and cognitive intervention in Parkinson's disease
Principal Investigator:

Madeleine E. Hackney

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $302,413
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,159,150
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Parkinson’s disease (PD), an intractable condition impairing motor and cognitive function, is imperfectly treated by drugs and surgery. Two priority issues for a majority of people with PD are OFF-time and Cognitive impairment. Even under best medical management, 74% of people with PD experience “OFF-time” related to medication-related motor fluctuations, which severely impacts both quality of life and cognition 1. Cognitive deficits are found even in newly diagnosed people with PD and are very...



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