17 May 2016

Parkinson's disease

As many as 60 to 80 percent of people who suffer from Parkinson's disease experience a decline in their vocal abilities, resulting in less variety in pitch, intensity and volume, and making their voice increasingly monotone. The remedy: joining a choir. Singing in a group with others once or twice a week has been shown to reverse some of these detrimental effects and can lead to significant improvements in a patient’s overall quality of life.


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