Tango dancing may help Parkinson’s patients

Research

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease, according to findings in a new study by researchers at McGill, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, and and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.