To date, Parkinson's disease cannot be cured. If drug therapies do not help or no longer help sufficiently, those affected can be treated in special clinics. These specialist hospitals or neuro rehab clinics very often offer music therapy. This is a very important accompanying therapy for Parkinson's disease.
By RAS - Gait training people with Parkinson's can improve their ability to walk with music or a metronome. Depending on the target, you can work on a longer stride, a stronger arm swing or a safer gait. It is crucial for a successful therapy to decide to the right Training music. The pace of the exercise is individually adapted therapeutically. In tremor-dominant Parkinson's, it tends to be accelerated. On the other hand, you should choose slower tempos of 95 to 105 bpm for gait instability.
This is also the case with the Beelitz music gymnastics. It was developed by the therapists at the Parkinson Clinic Beelitz-Heilstätten for home-based training for people with Parkinson's disease.
In the case of gang blocks - the so-called Freezing - A rhythmic training with metronome often helps to go more smoothly again. It is practiced at a slower pace.
By therapeutic singing Parkinson's patients can train their voice and breathing intensively. It improves voice quality and breath-voice coordination. This also has positive effects on speaking and thus on communication. With the help of Transpose plugins karaoke titles (e.g. on YouTube) can be adapted to your voice so that optimal training is also possible with Parkinson's-related hypophonia.
In the dance music therapy Movements are playfully trained to circle, block or pair dances. In addition to the strong therapeutic effect for mobility and coordination, people suffering from Parkinson's can also regain the joy of exercise. (You too News: Dancing helps at Parkinson's)
At the Rhythmic speech training learn to articulate patients who were previously difficult to understand more clearly in time. Many of those affected suffer from a reduction in swallowing frequency. For this the Swallow Ringer developed.
In the Instrumental improvisation Parkinson’s inexperienced musically can also try out musical instruments. In individual or group therapy, this method promotes disease processing in addition to motor skills. As such, it corresponds to one Music therapy psychotherapy.
At the Music-based Fine motor skills training hands and fingers can be trained in such a way that activities in everyday life are easier again.