For Parkinson's Patients, Dancing The Tango Can Help Reconnect Body and Mind

April 17, 2015 12:05 PM

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For Parkinson's Patients, Dancing The Tango Can Help Reconnect Body and Mind

Parkinson’s disease takes a heavy toll on those who suffer from it. The disease includes symptoms like tremors, a body that doesn’t want to keep going and tenuous balance. Little by little, the horizon shrinks, and social life loses its appeal. There are, however, some solutions to break out of this maddening spiral. One of them is dancing the Argentine tango.

At first glance, Argentine tango appears to demand total control from its participants, with its complex steps and taut-muscled movements. But in the past few years, the art’s therapeutic virtues have been brought to light. That’s why, in several hospitals in Buenos Aires, tango lessons are availabl...

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