There is still no causal cure for Parkinson's disease. If drug therapies do not help or no longer help sufficiently, those affected can seek treatment in special clinics. Some of these specialist hospitals or neuro-rehab clinics also offer music therapy. This is an 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 therapeutically adjusted. When you slow down, you tend to speed up. In contrast, if your gait is unstable, you should choose slower tempos of 95 to a maximum of 105 bpm.
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 intensively train their voice and breathing. The voice quality and breath-voice coordination improves. This also has positive effects on speaking and therefore communication. The songs are adapted to the vocal pitch and vocal symptoms. Optimal training is then possible and useful even with Parkinson's-related hypophonia. Under equipment You can find the LiLa song booklet to print yourself, also with links for therapeutic karaoke use.
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.