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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

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):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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